CERN Accelerating science

Sixtrack

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You can run SixTrack on your own computer when it is idle, with the LHC@home Sixtrack application!

The aim of SixTrack is to track two nearby particles taking into account the full six–dimensional phase space including synchrotron oscillations in a symplectic manner. It allows to predict the long–term dynamic aperture which is defined as the border between regular and chaotic motion. This border can be found by studying the evolution of the distance in phase space of two initially nearby particles. Parameters of interest like nonlinear detuning and smear are determined via a post–processing of the tracking data. An analysis of the first order resonances can be done and correction schemes for several of those resonances can be calculated.