A Betatron Motion Experiment


THESE ARE NOT OSCILLOSCOPE IMAGES! The sinusoidal traces are from the ion beam hitting a viewing screen.
We replaced the typical ion source chimney with a 3-holed chimney, essentially giving us three separate ion sources. The resultant image on the fluorescent screen is that of several betatron patterns horizontally stacked. Analysis of the observed betatron motion will yield information about the ions trajectory in the first few revolutions. Stay tuned !