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HERA particle accelerator: electron Beam Loss Monitor lifetime disruption plots

HERA particle accelerator: electron Beam Loss Monitor lifetime disruption plots

The rate of beam loss monitor events from  lo  to  hi  is given as a coloured area plot over:

  • x-axis: time.
  • y-axis (lower): the index of the Electron Beam Loss Monitor (BLME) around the HERA electron storage ring.
  • y-axis (upper): the electron beam current.

Disruptions of the electron beam lifetime by charged macroparticles are revealed in the plots as slanted "hot" rate streaks. The novel plot strategy confirmed the existence, nature, scale and frequecny of the suspected disruptions.

C++ programmer, physicist, analyst: development of custom scientific data analysis and visualisation software

The content or the technology discussed here is HISTORICAL or ARCHIVAL
When
01/01/1999 - 31/03/1999
Organisation(s)
Role(s)
Scientific IT Consultant (working from Sydney) for client DESY, Hamburg, Germany
Tasks

Analysis of electron beam lifetime disruptions in the HERA particle collider.

Development of custom Qt toolkit C++ data analysis and data visualisation software for particle collider beam data.

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