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[en] The hydro-mechanical behavior of argillaceous rocks, which are possible host rocks for underground radioactive nuclear waste storage, is investigated by means of micro-mechanical experimental investigations and modellings. Strain fields at the micrometric scale of the composite structure of this rock, are measured by the combination of environmental scanning electron microscopy, in situ testing and digital image correlation technique. The evolution of argillaceous rocks under pure hydric loading is first investigated. The strain field is strongly heterogeneous and manifests anisotropy. The observed nonlinear deformation at high relative humidity (RH) is related not only to damage, but also to the nonlinear swelling of the clay mineral itself, controlled by different local mechanisms depending on RH. Irreversible deformations are observed during hydric cycles, as well as a network of microcracks located in the bulk of the clay matrix and/or at the inclusion-matrix interface. Second, the local deformation field of the material under combined hydric and mechanical loadings is quantified. Three types of deformation bands are evidenced under mechanical loading, either normal to stress direction (compaction), parallel (microcracking) or inclined (shear). Moreover, they are strongly controlled by the water content of the material: shear bands are in particular prone to appear at high RH states. In view of understanding the mechanical interactions a local scale, the material is modeled as a composite made of non-swelling elastic inclusions embedded in an elastic swelling clay matrix. The internal stress field induced by swelling strain incompatibilities between inclusions and matrix, as well as the overall deformation, is numerically computed at equilibrium but also during the transient stage associated with a moisture gradient. An analytical micro-mechanical model based on Eshelby's solution is proposed. In addition, 2D finite element computations are performed. Results are discussed in relation with experimental observations. (author)
[en] An electron cloud due to multipacting in the positron ring of B-factories and the damping ring of the International Linear Collider (ILC) is one of the main concerns. The electron cloud in the drift region can be suppressed by a solenoid. However, the solenoid doesn't work inside a magnet. Numerical studies show that there is strong multipacting in a dipole magnet of a B-factory positron ring. Electrons also can be trapped inside quadrupole and sextupole magnets. The electron cloud from dipole magnets and wigglers in the positron damping ring of the ILC gives a critical limitation on the choice of a circumference of the damping ring, which directly results in a choice of two 6km rings as the baseline for the positron damping ring. Various electrodes have been studied using the program CLOUDLAND. Our studies show that a wire type of the electrode with a few hundred voltages works perfectly to kill the secondary electrons inside various magnets
[en] A proposed high-brightness synchrotron light source (PEP-X) is under design at SLAC. The 4.5-GeV PEP-X storage ring has four theoretical minimum emittance (TME) cells to achieve the very low emittance and two double-bend achromat (DBA) cells to provide spaces for IDs. Damping wigglers will be installed in zero-dispersion straights to reduce the emittance below 0.1 nm. Ion induced beam instability is one critical issue due to its ultra small emittance. Third harmonic cavity can be used to lengthen the bunch in order to improve the beam's life time. Bunch-train filling pattern is proposed to mitigate both the fast ion instability and beam loading effect. This paper investigates the fast ion instability and beam loading for different beam filling patterns.
[en] In this dissertation, the theory of the phase-space formulation of quantum mechanics (PSFQM) is discussed and applied to investigations of various low-temperature properties of both two- and three-dimensional electron systems. The origin of an apparent discrepancy recently reported by others between results obtained by the PSFQM and conventional (Schrodinger) quantum mechanics is discussed. A complete agreement is arrived at here by demonstrating the correct way to use the PSFQM. A general formulation is developed, through use of the PSFQM, for determining the free energy of a Fermi gas contained in an arbitrary smooth external potential and in a weak magnetic field, in the low-temperature limit. Explicit formulae are given, which enable one to compute surface and temperature effects on various physical properties (susceptibility, specific heat, etc.) of the system. Expressions are derived for the magnetic susceptibility and Fermi energy of a non-interacting two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) in the strong-magnetic-field limit and for non-zero temperatures. The effect of level broadening on the steady part of the magnetic moment and the specific heat is calculated by deriving an expression for the free energy of a 2DEG in a uniform magnetic field, with an arbitrary Landau level broadening and a finite temperature. Systematic expansions, in powers of 1/B, for the free energy and the density of states, are derived for a degenerate 2DEG in the presence of a strong magnetic field and an arbitrary potential. They are then applied to a system involving random impurities
[en] The main objective of this Master Thesis is to measure the steady-state concentrations of Pu, Np, and Am upon the leaching of High-Level Waste Glass in two types of synthetic claywater: humic acid free and humic acid containing synthetic claywater. The synthetic claywater has a composition that is representative for the in-situ interstitial groundwater of the Boom clay formation, a potential geological repository of radioactive waste in Belgium. The steady-state concentrations of transuranium elements were measured by leaching experiments with a typical duration of 400 days. Five main conclusions are drawn from the experimental data. (1) The transuranium elements that are released from simulated High Level Waste Glass are dominantly present in the synthetic claywater solutions as colloids. These colloids are smaller than 2 nm in absence of humic acids. In the presence of humic acids however, the colloids interact with actinides (adsorb or coagulate) and form particles larger than 2 nm. Np and Am are associated with inorganic and organic colloids in the synthetic interstitial claywater solution whereas Pu forms only inorganic colloids. (2) The steady-state concentration of Pu is in good agreement with the solubility of the Pu compound PuO2.xH2O. It is therefore concluded that PuO2.xH2O is the solubility controlling phase. (3) The Pu(IV)-species are dominant in the leaching solutions. Carbonate and humic acid complexes are negligible. (4) The steady-state concentrations of Np and Am in leaching solutions were much lower than the values calculated on the basis of known thermodynamic data. This indicates that the solubility controlling phases for Np and Am were not correctly identified or that the measured Np and Am concentrations were not steady-state values. (5) Non-active glass leaching tests have indicated that no organic colloids were formed as a result of glass dissolution. (A.S.)
[en] Electron cloud due to beam-induced multipacting can generate transverse instabilities and beam size blow-up in both positron and proton accelerators. A solenoid satisfactorily suppresses multipacting in the drift region by confining the electrons close to the walls' surface. There is a long drift region in the KEKB LER, wherein a solenoid occupies most of the beam's pipe. We investigated the solenoid's effects on the build-up of the electron cloud, the wake field and transverse coupled instabilities induced by electron cloud
[en] A proposed high-brightness synchrotron light source (PEP-X) is under design at SLAC. The 4.5- GeV PEP-X storage ring has four theoretical minimum emittance (TME) cells to achieve the very low emittance and two double-bend achromat (DBA) cells to provide spaces for IDs. Damping wigglers will be installed in zero-dispersion straights to reduce the emittance below 0.1nm. In this paper, we present a preliminary estimation of the threshold of the transverse mode coupling instability (TMCI). Three approaches have been used in the estimation and they agree well with each other.
[en] The Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR) has been reconfigured as an ultra low emittance damping ring for use as a test accelerator (CesrTA) for International Linear Collider (ILC) damping ring R and D (1). One of the primary goals of the CesrTA program is to investigate the interaction of the electron cloud with low emittance positron beam to explore methods to suppress the electron cloud, develop suitable advanced instrumentation required for these experimental studies and benchmark predictions by simulation codes. This paper reports the simulation of the electron-cloud formation in CESRTA and ILC quadrupole and sextupole magnets using the 3D code CLOUDLAND. We found that electrons can be trapped with a long lifetime in a quadrupole and sextupole magnet due to the mirror field trapping mechanism. We study the effects of magnet strength, bunch current, ante-chamber effect, bunch spacing effect and secondary emission yield (SEY) in great detail. The development of an electron cloud in magnets is the main concern where a weak solenoid field is not effective. Quadrupole and sextupole magnets have mirror field configurations which may trap electrons by the mirror field trapping mechanism (2). Fig.1 shows the orbit of a trapped electron in a quadrupole magnet. The electron makes gyration motion (called transverse motion) and also moves along the field line (called longitudinal motion). At the mirror point (middle of the field line), there is a maximum longitudinal energy and minimum transverse energy. When the electron moves away from the mirror point, its longitudinal energy reduces and the transverse energy increases as the magnetic field increases. If the magnetic field is strong enough, the longitudinal energy becomes zero at one point and then the electron is turned back by the strong field. Note that the electrons are trapped in the region near the middle of the field lines. Although all quadrupole and sextupole magnets can trap electrons in principle, the trapping mechanism is also greatly sensitive to the detail dynamics of the electrons (3). Both the positron beam and the spacing charge force of electron cloud itself play important roles. This paper reports the simulation of electron cloud in CESRTA/ILC quadrupole and sextupole magnets. Table 1 shows the main parameters used in the simulation.