Single-electron beam observed in IOTA for the first time

Scientists and engineers stand by screens that display IOTA activity. The photo was taken on Oct. 31, 10:15 p.m., when three electrons were circulating in the machine. Aleksandr  Romanov, left, points to the computer screen on the left, where a camera image of the beam was visible. The screen on the right shows one of the first plots of the discrete steps. Photo: Giulio Stancari

Just two months ago, in September 2018, the IOTA ring was successfully commissioned, and the program of the advanced beam physics studies has since begun. One of the most interesting scientific topics at IOTA will be studies of beams made of a single electron.

By Vladimir Shiltsev and Giulio Stancari

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