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Accelerator Seminars

Accelerator Seminar Committee:
  Chair: Anne-Marie Valente-Feliciano / Past Chair: Alex Bogacz

    Members: Carlos Hernandez- Garcia, Joe Grames, Vasiliy Morozov and
Steve Benson

 Accelerator Seminars will be scheduled weekly on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
If you would like to schedule a seminar, please contact Anne-Marie Valente Feliciano for approval.


DATE: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TITLE: Strong Focusing Cyclotrons for Accelerator Driven Fission

AUTHOR: Akhdiyor Sattarov, Texas A&M University

LOCATION: CEBAF Center Auditorium

TIME: 11:00 a.m.

ABSTRACT: Accelerator driven fission based on thorium/uranium cycles, minor actinides burner, medical isotope production and spallation neutron sources for novel materials in reactor applications are examples of systems that require high intensity proton beams. A system of strong focusing isochronous cyclotrons, capable of accelerating high intensity proton beams up to 800 MeV, is being developed by our group. Preliminary results on reference orbit calculations, sector magnet design strategy and strong focusing channel parameters will be discussed.


DATE: Thursday, September 4, 2014

TITLE: Advanced Computational Techniques for Design and Simulation of High Luminosity Muon Accelerators

AUTHOR: Hisham Sayed, Brookhaven National Laboratory

LOCATION: CEBAF Center, Room F113

TIME: 11:00 a.m.

ABSTRACT: Realizing a high luminosity Muon Collider/Neutrino Factory requires two essential components: a bright muon beam source and an aggressive ionization cooling. In this talk, I will go over the details of the design and optimization of a bright muon source and a novel high-field low-energy ionization cooling channel through advanced numerical simulation techniques.

The study of the design and the beam dynamics of the complex muon source and the ionization cooling channel through numerical simulation requires the integration of advanced parallel optimization algorithms with multi-particle tracking and Mont-Carlo simulations.

Details of a parallel multi-objective optimization algorithm which has the ability to work in multi-layer of parallelism will be presented. The application of such robust high performance optimization algorithm in the design of the above mentioned channels will be discussed in detail.

Finally, I will wrap up the talk with a thorough explanation of the meticulous process of integration of parallelized Monte - Carlo simulation codes with optimization algorithms.


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