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dc.contributor.advisorJanet Conraden_US
dc.contributor.authorCorona, Jesus, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-08T14:19:49Z
dc.date.available2019-02-08T14:19:49Z
dc.date.copyright2018en_US
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/120281
dc.descriptionThesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Physics, 2018.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 53-54).en_US
dc.description.abstractMy work in this thesis is a contribution toward the IsoDAR experiment, which aims to test the sterile neutrino hypothesis. In the IsoDAR experiment, neutrinos are generated by a 60 MeV proton beam impinging on a 9Be target and diffusing through 7 Li. This results in 'Li which beta decays, thereby producing an electron-antineutrino beam. To overcome space charge limitations, H+ is accelerated instead of protons. Acceleration is accomplished by a cyclotron, and the beam injected into the cyclotron needs to have a low emittance (a figure of merit for the beam quality). This is where the need for a way to measure our beam's emittance arises. This thesis covers the process of designing, fabricating, assembling, and commissioning an emittance scanner. The main challenges I faced were the high-intensity of the beam and a need for high precision. I designed an emittance scanner using CAD software. Its parts were then machined in MIT's Central Machine Shop and subsequently built and installed into vacuum. As of now, preliminary commissioning of the scanners has begun with a few initial scans already performed. The scanen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jesus Corona.en_US
dc.format.extent54 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectPhysics.en_US
dc.titleAn emittance scanner for high-intensity, low-energy ion beamsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc1082870322en_US


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