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KSEXT

A canonical kick sextupole, which differs from the MULT element with ORDER=2 in that it can be used for chromaticity correction.
Parallel capable? : yes
Parameter Name Units Type Default Description
L $M$ double 0.0 length
K2 $1/M^{3}$ double 0.0 geometric strength
TILT $RAD$ double 0.0 rotation about longitudinal axis
BORE $M$ double 0.0 bore radius
B $T$ double 0.0 field at pole tip (used if bore nonzero)
DX $M$ double 0.0 misalignment
DY $M$ double 0.0 misalignment
DZ $M$ double 0.0 misalignment
FSE   double 0.0 fractional strength error
N_KICKS   long 4 number of kicks
SYNCH_RAD   long 0 include classical synchrotron radiation?
SYSTEMATIC_MULTIPOLES   STRING NULL input file for systematic multipoles
RANDOM_MULTIPOLES   STRING NULL input file for random multipoles
INTEGRATION_ORDER   long 4 integration order (2 or 4)
SQRT_ORDER   long 0 Order of expansion of square-root in Hamiltonian. 0 means no expansion.
ISR   long 0 include incoherent synchrotron radiation (scattering)?
ISR1PART   long 1 Include ISR for single-particle beam only if ISR=1 and ISR1PART=1
GROUP   string NULL Optionally used to assign an element to a group, with a user-defined name. Group names will appear in the parameter output file in the column ElementGroup





This element simulates a sextupole using a kick method based on symplectic integration. The user specifies the number of kicks and the order of the integration. For computation of twiss parameters, chromaticities, and response matrices, this element is treated like a standard thick-lens sextuupole; i.e., the number of kicks and the integration order become irrelevant.

Specification of systematic and random multipole errors is supported through the SYSTEMATIC_MULTIPOLES and RANDOM_MULTIPOLES fields. These fields give the names of SDDS files that supply the multipole data. The files are expected to contain a single page of data with the following elements:
  1. Floating point parameter referenceRadius giving the reference radius for the multipole data.
  2. An integer column named order giving the order of the multipole. The order is defined as $(N_{poles}-2)/2$, so a quadrupole has order 1, a sextupole has order 2, and so on.
  3. Floating point columns an and bn giving the values for the normal and skew multipole strengths, respectively. These are defined as a fraction of the main field strength measured at the reference radius, R: $a_n = \frac{K_n r^n / n!}{K_m r^m / m!}$, where $m=2$ is the order of the main field and $n$ is the order of the error multipole. A similar relationship holds for the skew multipoles. For random multipoles, the values are interpreted as rms values for the distribution.

Apertures specified via an upstream MAXAMP element or an aperture_input command will be imposed inside this element, with the following rules/limitations:


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Robert Soliday 2014-06-26