M. Garattini, D. Annucci, O.R. Blanco-Garcia, P. Gianotti, S. Guiducci, A. Liedl, M. Raggi, P. Valente
The SHERPA project aim is to develop an efficient technique to extract a positron beam from one of the accelerator rings composing the DAFNE complex at the Frascati National Laboratory of INFN, setting up a new beam line able to deliver positron spills of O(ms) length, excellent beam energy spread and emittance. The most common approach to slowly extract from a ring is to increase betatron oscillations approaching a tune resonance in order to gradually eject particles from the circulating beam. SHERPA proposes a paradigm change using coherent processes in bent crystals to kick out positrons from the ring, a cheaper and less complex alternative. A description of this innovative non-resonant extraction technique is reported in this manuscript, including its performance preliminary estimation.
Comments: 7 pages, 10 figures