CST – Computer Simulation Technology

CERN-SPS Wire Scanner Impedance and Wire Heating Studies
O.E. Berrig, F. Caspers, B. Dehning, J. Emery, M. Hamani, J. Kuczerowski, E. Piselli, B. Salvant, R. Sautier, R. Veness, C. Vollinger, C. Vuitton, C. Zannini
CERN - Accelerating science
November 2014
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SPS Wire Scanner impedance , Wire heating studies
This article describes a study performed on one of the CERN-SPS vertical rotational wire scanners in order to investigate the breakage of the wire, which occurred on several occasions during operation in 2012. The thermionic emission current of the wire was measured to evaluate temperature changes, and was observed to rise significantly as the wire approached the ultimate LHC beam in the SPS, indicating the possibility of strong coupling between the beam’s electromagnetic field and the wire. Different laboratory measurements, complemented by CST Microwave Studio simulations, have therefore been performed to try and understand the RF modes responsible for this heating. These results are presented here, along with the subsequent modifications adopted on all of the operational SPS wire scanners.

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