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Study of the Stabilization to the Nanometer Level of Mechanical Vibrations of the CLIC Main Beam

Abstract : To reach the design luminosity of CLIC, the movements of the quadrupoles should be limited to the nanometre level in order to limit the beam size and emittance growth. Below 1 Hz, the movements of the main beam quadrupoles will be corrected by a beambased feedback. But above 1 Hz, the quadrupoles should be mechanically stabilized. A collaboration effort is ongoing between several institutes to study the feasibility of the "nanostabilization" of the CLIC quadrupoles. The study described in this paper covers the characterization of independent measuring techniques including optical methods to detect nanometre sized displacements and analyze the vibrations. Actuators and feedback algorithms for sub-nanometre movements of magnets with a mass of more than 400 kg are being developed and tested. Input is given to the design of the quadrupole magnets, the supports and alignment system in order to limit the amplification of the vibration sources at resonant frequencies. A full scale mock-up integrating all these features is presently under design. Finally, a series of experiments in accelerator environments should demonstrate the feasibility of the nanometre stabilization.
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K. Artoos, O. Capatina, C. Collette, M. Guinchard, C. Hauviller, et al.. Study of the Stabilization to the Nanometer Level of Mechanical Vibrations of the CLIC Main Beam. Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC09), May 2009, Vancouver, Canada. pp.TH5RFP080. ⟨in2p3-00590476⟩

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