Pöplau, G.; van Rienen, U.; Meseck, A.: Numerical Studies on the Impact of Ionized Residual Gas on an Electron Beam in an ERL. In: Proceedings of 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2013, May 13-17, 2013, Shanghai, China. , 2013. - ISBN 978-3-95450-122-9, p. 903-905
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Energy Recovery Linacs (ERLs) are the most promising candidates for next-generation light sources now under active development. An optimal performance of these machines requires the preservation of the high beam brightness generated in the injector. For this, the impact of the ionized residual gas on the beam has to be avoided as it causes instabilities and emittance growth. Typical measures to reduce the effect of ion clouds are clearing electrodes and clearing gaps in the bunch train. In this paper, we present numerical studies of the impact of ion clouds on the electron bunch train. The simulations are performed with the software package MOEVE PIC Tracking developed at Rostock University. ’The model for the bunch and the ion cloud takes into account a distribution of macro particles. The interaction of the bunch with the ion cloud is computed with a 3D space charge model. Hence, particle tracking allows for detailed studies of bunch characteristics such as the emittance. The presented numerical investigations take into account the parameters of the ERL BERLinPro with the objective to deduce appropriate measures for the design and operation of BERLinPro.