Date

9-2012

Degree Name

BS in Physics

Department

Physics Department

Advisor(s)

Robert Holtzapple

Abstract

In the past year, a double slit interferometer was installed to measure the horizontal beam size in the Cornell Electron-Positron Storage Ring Test Accelerator (CesrTA) at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. To better understand the systematics of this device, a replica of the CesrTA instrument was assembled at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. From the prototype, it was found that the device will produce a calculated beam size that agrees with measurements as long as it is optimized with the proper double slits for a small range of beam sizes.

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