Syphers Research Group

  Mike Syphers
  Alfonse Pham
  Daniel Alt
  David Tarazona
  Derek Neben
  Roy Ready

Past Members
  Carla Benatti (PhD, 2014)
  Jeremiah Holzbauer (PhD, 2011)

  Ding Wang (MS, 2013)
  Christopher Hall (MS, 2011)
  Vincent Bader (MS, 2011)


  1. NSCL Re-Accelerator (ReA) improvements and optimization
    • bunch spacing improvements for nuclear physics experiments
    • rings for bunch compression, spacing and/or beam manipulations
    • beam optics development and beam simulations
  2. Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source Design Studies (Prof. D. Leitner)
    • Source design and development
    • Source diagnostics and beam physics
  3. EDM storage ring design and analyses
    • modeling of large-scale electrostatic elements
    • lattice optimization for edm searches and sensitivity analyses
    • long-term particle tracking in all-electric field lattices
  4. Muon g-2 beam line and storage ring analyses (Fermilab E989)
    • spin distribution, correlations within muon beam
    • differential decay / lost muon systematics
    • End-to-End beam line simulations for systematic error analyses
  5. 100 TeV Future Circular Collider (CERN)
    • lattice/layout design and parameter optimization
    • luminosity evolution, optimization
  6. Topics in polarized beam systems
    • polarization preservation through multi-GeV rings and beam lines
    • polarization coherence in all-electric edm storage rings
    • polarimetry for edm and mdm precision measurements
of possible interest:
  • non-linear integrable beam optics experiments
  • multi-charge-state beam diagnostic systems
  • buncher/ring optimization for multi-charge-state systems
  • proton cooling systems for heavy ion beams
  • emittance and beam optics measurement techniques
  • design optimization tools for rings and beam lines

Some Recent
Talks and Publications

M. Benedikt, B. Goddard, D. Schulte, M.J. Syphers, F. Zimmermann, "FCC-hh Hadron Collider -- Parameter Scenarios and Staging Options," submitted to IPAC15, Richmond (2015).

M.J. Syphers, "Overall FCC-pp Design Options", Aspen Winter Conference: Exploring the
Physics Frontier with Circular Colliders, Aspen (2015).

The Storage Ring EDM Collaboration (V. Anastassopoulos, et al.), "A Storage Ring Experiment to Detect a Proton Electric Dipole Moment", arXiv:1502.04317 [physics.acc-ph] (2015).

The E989 Collaboration (J. Grange, et al.), "Muon (g-2) Technical Design Report," Fermilab Project Document Fermilab-FN-0992-E (January 2015), arXiv:1501.06858 [physics.ins-det] (January 2015).

M.J. Syphers, "Effects of Scattering on Courant-Snyder Parameters," Fermilab Project Doc- ument GM2-doc-2343, E989 Note 46 (November 2014).

M.J. Syphers and F. Zimmermann, "Accelerator Physics of Colliders," in K.A. Olive et al. (Particle Data Group), Chin. Phys. C, 38, 090001 (2014)

J. Annala, D. Harding, V. Shiltsev, M. Syphers, and J. Volk, "Magnets and Magnetic Field Effects in Accelerator Physics at the Tevatron Collider" (Eds. V. Lebedev and V. Shiltsev), Springer, New York, 93-124 (2014)

D. Alt, S. Krause, A. LaPierre, D. Leitner, S. Nash, J.A. Rodriguez, R. Rencsok, M. Syphers, W. Wittmer, "Measurement of the Longitudinal Acceptance of the ReA3 RFQ", Proc. 2014 Part. Accel. Conf., Dresden, 3346-3348 (2014)

D. Alt, J. Brandon, D. Leitner, D. Morris, M. Syphers, N. Usher, W. Wittmer, "Preparatory Investigations for a Low Frequency Prebuncher at ReA3", Proc. 2014 Part. Accel. Conf., Dresden, 3324-3345 (2014)

W. Wittmer, D. Alt, A. Lapierre, D. Leitner, S. Krause, L. Ling-Ying, F. Montes, S. Nash, R. Rencsok, A. Rodriguez, M. Syphers, X. Wu, "Online Modeling of the Rare Isotope Reac- celerator ReA", Proc. 2014 Part. Accel. Conf., Dresden, 3195-3197 (2014)

J. Annala, D. Harding, V. Shiltsev, M. Syphers, and J. Volk, "Magnets and Magnetic Field Effects" in Accelerator Physics at the Tevatron Collider (Eds. V. Lebedev and V. Shiltsev), Springer, New York, 93-124 (2014)

V. Tishchenko, W.M. Morse, J.-F. Ostiguy, J. Morgan, D. Still, M.J. Syphers "MARS and G4beamline simulations of AP2 beamline," Fermilab Project Document GM2-doc-1885 (2014)

M. Bicer, et al., "First Look at the Physics Case of TLEP", JHEP 1401 (2014)

V. Tishchenko, et al., "MARS and G4beamline simulations: momentum and spin tracking from the production target to the extraction point from the Delivery Ring", Fermilab Project Document GM2-doc-1668 (2014)

D. Leitner, et al., "Status of the Rare Isotope Reaccelerator Facility ReA", Proc. NA-PAC, October 2013, Anaheim (2013)

W. Wittmer, et al., "Results from the Linac Commissioning of the Rare Isotope Reaccelerator – ReA", Proc. NA-PAC, October 2013, Anaheim (2013)

Alain Lapierre, et al., "The ReA electron-beam ion trap charge breeder for reacceleration of rare isotopes," AIP Conf. Proc 1525:497-502 (2013)

L. Lin, C. Benatti, G. Perdikakis, D. Leitner, S. Krause, J. Yurkon, "Scintillation degradation of YAG: Ce under low-energy ion bombardment", J.Inst. 8(01), P01001 (2013)

X. Wu, et al., "The Design and Commissioning of the Accelerator System of the Rare Isotope Reaccelerator - ReA3 at Michigan State University", Proc. HB2012, 17-21 September 2012, Beijing (2012)

P. Chu, M.J. Syphers, X. Wu, C. Benatti, "XAL’s Online Model at ReA3 to Understand Beam Performance," Proc. 2012 Intl. Part. Accel. Conf., New Orleans, 358-360 (2012)

P. Chu, Y. Zhang, C. Benatti, V. Vuppala, D. Dohan, G. Shen, J. Wu, "Online Physics Model Platform", IPAC2012 Proceedings (2012)

J. Holzbauer, "Coupled Electromagnetic and Mechanical Simulations for Half-Wave Resonator Design", SRF2011, Chicago (2011)

J. Holzbauer, W. Hartung, J. Popielarski, "Design of a Beta = 0.29 Half-wave Resonator for the FRIB Driver Linac", PAC2011, New York, 997-999 (2011)

J. Holzbauer, W. Hartung, F. Marti, E. Pozdeyev, Q. Zhao, "Electromagnetic Design of a Multi-Harmonic Buncher for the FRIB Driver Linac", PAC2011, New York, 1000-1002 (2011)

D. Leitner, C. Benatti, S.W. Krause, et al., "Commissioning Results of the ReA RFQ at MSU", PAC2011 Proceedings (2011)