Published in International Particle Accelerator Conference 2010 Proceedings: Kyoto, Japan, May 23, 2010, pages 1476-1478.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Themis Mastoridis was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Radio Frequency (RF) accelerating system noise and non-idealities can have detrimental impact on the LHC performance through longitudinal motion and longitudinal emittance growth. A theoretical formalism has been developed to relate the beam and RF loop dynamics with the bunch length growth . Measurements were conducted at LHC to validate the formalism, determine the performance limiting RF components, and provide the foundation for beam diffusion estimates for higher energies and intensities. A brief summary of these results is presented in this work.