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Piot, Philippe

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M.S. (Master of Science)

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Department of Physics


The recently announced Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), to be built at Brookhaven National Laboratory, will collide high-energy ion-beams and electron beams to pursue nuclear physics research on quark-gluon plasma's. The facility performances (luminosity) would be improved if the ion-beam emittance degradation is mitigated via a phase-space-cooling technique. One potential cooling method uses a bright electron beam to cool the ion beams. The cooling rate for this electron-cooling method depends on the transverse emittance of the cooling electron beam and could benefit from using a beam with significant canonical angular momentum dubbed as a magnetized beam.

This research focuses on simulation and experimental generation and characterization of high charge magnetized electron beams with parameters comparable to those required for electron cooling at an electron-ion collider. The experiment uses the 50-MeV photo-injector available at the Fermilab Accelerator Science and Technology (FAST) Facility. The measurements are bench marked against simulations.


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