Accelerator Physics at Fermilab’s IOTA Ring

Webinar
May 21, 2021

Accelerator Physics at Fermilab’s IOTA Ring

The Integrable Optics Test Accelerator (IOTA) at the Fermilab Accelerator Science and Technology (FAST) facility has been operating since 2018. The IOTA ring was first commissioned with 100-MeV electrons and, to date, performed two experimental runs. The primary goal of these two runs was to study beam dynamics in the integrable and near-integrable focusing configurations with special non-linear magnets and with profiled octupoles. The flexibility of the IOTA ring allowed it to cover a wide range of complimentary studies, such as experiments with a single electron, studies of undulator radiation and to test IOTA with low emittance beams.

At present, the IOTA Run-3 physics program is focused on Optical Stochastic Cooling and in the near future, a proton injector will be constructed and commissioned. This would complete a premier accelerator physics test facility with lasers, linacs, a ring, and with photons, electrons, and protons. This talk will describe the accelerator science program at IOTA and will highlight the emerging collaboration opportunities.