Open Access Dissertation
Date of Award
Physics and Astronomy
LARGE-ANGLE BEAMSTRAHLUNG: SIMULATION AND DIAGNOSTICS
RYAN S. GILLARD
Advisor: Dr. Giovanni Bonvicini
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Luminosity is paramount in high energy physics research, therefore it is critical to optimize it. Particle beams are complex and orbit in a complicated fashion therefore they don't always collide as intended thus reducing our chance of discovery. Simulations and calculations of the beam-beam radiation or beamstrahlung can provide crucial insight into the collision geometry. Combined with an optics box that can collect and analyze this radiation, this could be an extremely valuable tool leading to correction of the collision imperfections and greater discovery.
Gillard, Ryan Stephen, "Large-Angle Beamstrahlung: Simulation And Diagnostics" (2014). Wayne State University Dissertations. 883.