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  • From: "Adelmann Andreas (PSI)" <andreas.adelmann AT>
  • To: "Dr. Simon Friederich" <s.friederich AT>
  • Cc: "opal AT" <opal AT>
  • Subject: Re: [Opal] OPAL-t element for 3D (static) fieldmaps
  • Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2021 15:06:55 +0000
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Hi Simon 

Maybe there is already a way of accomplishing the following within OPAL-t, that I am not aware of, but:

The RFCAVITY element allows to implement 3DDynamic fieldmaps. Choosing FREQ=1 lets it operate like it had a static field, right?

Yes this is correct, I usually specify FREQ=1e-10

Would it be possible to extend this functionality for other static fieldmaps?
For example one could add a neutral element -- let's call it FMAPBLOCK -- that allows to import a(n arbitrary) 3D fieldmap (static E- or static B-field).
The FMAPBLOCK would be positioned as usually in the beam line with X, Y, Z and it's size is determined by the fieldmap.
If it was then possible to have multiple FMAPBLOCK elements overlap at the same position one could for example create a Wien filter (field amplitudes are regulated by the VOLT attribute like for RFCAVITY elements):

wienfilter_B: FMAPBLOCK, Z=1, FMAP="wienfilter_B-staticfield.t7", VOLT=1.2;
wienfilter_E: FMAPBLOCK, Z=1, FMAP="wienfilter_E-staticfield.t7", VOLT=0.15;

With the FMAPBLOCK, it would also be possible to simulate magnets, that can bend more than 270°, wouldn't it?
In this particular case, one could simulate e.g. an alpha magnet.

One could also simulate custom QUADRUPOLE fieldmaps as this is not yet supported by the default QUADRUPOLE elements.

I'm looking forward for your comments.

In case you again change the frequency to something like 1e-10, I think you should be able to achieve all of the above, because you have 
3D E/B fields. 

Do I miss something?

Cheers A 

Best regards

Dr. Simon Friederich
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