The BI Intensity and Tune Measurement Section develops and maintains all intensity (number of charged particles) and tune (resonant beam oscillations) measurement systems throughout the CERN accelerator complex. We are a multi-cultural team of electronics technicians, engineers and physicists.
The core competencies of the section’s scientific and technical personnel cover a wide area of expertise, including:
|The SY-BI-IQ section is actively involved in large CERN-wide projects and initiatives:|
Intensity measurement systems
A measure of the number of charged particles, from 107 to 1014 charges, in CERN beams.
- Fast Beam Current Transformers
- Capable of measuring the current of short (picosecond to microsecond) beam pulses
- DC Beam Current Transformers
- Capable of measuring the current of DC (i.e. continuous) beams
A crucial measurement that allows machine operators to optimize particle transmission throughout the accelerators in the complex.
Tune measurement systems
A measurement of the frequency and amplitude of resonant beam oscillations. Uses the highly sensitive (in-house developed) BBQ detection concept.
A crucial measurement in terms of beam stability and minimization of losses.