Optimization of spin-coherence time for electric dipole moment measurements
March 27, 2023
August 04, 2023
The JEDI experiment is dedicated to the search for the electric dipole moment (EDM) of charged particles using storage rings, which can be a very sensitive probe of physics beyond the Standard Model. In order to reach the highest possible sensitivity, a fundamental parameter to be optimized is the Spin Coherence Time (SCT), i.e., the time interval within which the particles of the stored beam maintain a net polarization greater than 1/e. To identify the working conditions that maximize SCT, accurate spin-dynamics simulations with the code BMAD have been performed on the lattice of a "prototype" storage ring which uses a combination of electric and magnetic fields for bending. This contribution will present an analysis of the mechanisms behind the decoherence, some techniques to maximize SCT through the optimization of second-order focusing parameters, and the exclusive beam and spin dynamics effects of the electric component of bending fields.
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