Seminar Details

Time of Flight Measurements Using Beam Position Monitors

Bojan Durickovic, MSU NSCL
Thursday, April 3, 11:00 AM - Research Discussion
NSCL Lecture Hall

Phase measurements from a pair of electromagnetic pickups probes provide sufficient information for inferring the time of flight. A method of using this to measure the time of flight accurately and in an autonomous way is simple in principle but not straightforward in practice. Two beam position monitors (BPMs) at the ReA3 accelerator have been tested for use in this context, with applications toward cavity phase calibration and beam energy measurements. In this talk, I will present the basic principle of the method and discuss the challenges we were faced with in applying it using ReA3 BPMs.