Controlling Halo-chaos via wavelet-based feedback

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-175
Journal / PublicationDiscrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002


Halo-chaos in high-current accelerator has become one of the key issues because it can cause excessive radioactivity from the accelerators and significantly limits the applications of the new accelerators in industrial and other fields. Some general engineering methods for chaos control have been developed, but they generally are unsuccessful for halo-chaos suppression due to many technical constraints. In this article, controllability condition for beam halo-chaos is analyzed qualitatively. Then Particles-in-Cell (PIC) simulations explore the nature of beam halo-chaos formation. A nonlinear control method and wavelet function feedback controller are proposed for controlling beam halo-chaos. After control of beam halo-chaos for initial proton beam with water bag distributions, the beam halo strength factor H is reduced to zero, and other statistical physical quantities of beam halo-chaos are doubly reduced. The results show that the developed methods in this paper are very effective for proton beam halo-chaos suppression. Potential application of the halo-chaos control method is finally pointed out. © 2002 Taylor & Francis Ltd.

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  • Halo-chaos, High current proton beam, Nonlinear control wavelet function feedback control, Particles in cell simulation, Qualitative analysis