Longitudinal solitons in RHIC

M. Blaskiewicz, J.M. Brennan, P. Cameron, W. Fischer, J. Wei
Proceedings of the 2003 Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (IEEE Cat. No.03CH37440)  
Stable, coherent, longitudinal oscillations have been observed in the RHIC accelerator. Within the context of pertubation theory, the beam parameters and machine impedance suggest these oscillations should be Landau damped. When nonlinear effects are included, long lived, stable oscillations become possible for low intensity beams. Simulations and theory are compared with data.
doi:10.1109/pac.2003.1289803 fatcat:y6yi5bbddzbcvkgdnzipjssy2e