Photo Credit: Elliott McCrory
Program: Lee Teng
College: Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
Home: Oak Brook, IL
Mentor: Kermit Carlson
Who I am: I am a rising senior at Loyola University Chicago, majoring in Theoretical Physics/Applied Math. Outside of research at Fermilab, I am also a teaching assistant and a Mulcahy research fellow at Loyola. My first introduction to Fermilab was through the Saturday Morning Physics class, and it has been a dream of mine to conduct research there ever since. Before this internship, I researched DNA movement and the body resonances of acoustic cellos. My plan is to attend law school to become a patent attorney.
Research: This project focuses on characterizing the IOTA proton source through changing the parameters of four components of the Low Energy Beam Transport (LEBT). It is important to note that the filament used in testing was emission limited. Because of an inefficient filament, current was limited to 2mA when 40mA is ultimately desired. Through an investigation of the solenoids and trims of the LEBT, we sought more knowledge about the optimum settings for running the IOTA proton source.