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TY - CONF AU - Kube, G. AU - Liu, S. AU - Novokshonov, A.I. AU - Scholz, M. ED - Schaa, Volker R.W. ED - Decking, Winfried ED - Sinn, Harald ED - Geloni, Gianluca ED - Schreiber, Siegfried ED - Marx, Michaela TI - Identification and Mitigation of Smoke-Ring Effects in Scintillator-Based Electron Beam Images at the European XFEL J2 - Proc. of FEL2019, Hamburg, Germany, 26-30 August 2019 CY - Hamburg, Germany T2 - Free Electron Laser Conference T3 - 39 LA - english AB - Standard transverse beam profile measurements at the European XFEL are based on scintillating screen monitors using LYSO:Ce. While it is possible to resolve beam sizes down to a few micrometers with this scintillator, the experience during the XFEL commissioning showed that the measured emittance values were significantly larger than the expected ones. In addition, beam profiles measured at bunch charges of a few hundred pC showed a ’smoke ring’ structure. While coherent OTR emission and beam dynamical influence can be excluded, it is assumed that the profile distortions are caused by effects from the scintillator material. Following the experience in high energy physics, a simple model was developed which takes into account quenching effects of excitonic carriers inside a scintillator in a heuristic way. Based on this model, the observed beam profiles can be understood qualitatively. Together with the model description, first comparisons with experimental results will be shown. Possible new scintillator materials suitable for beam profile diagnostics and first test results from beam measurements will be presented. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 301 EP - 306 KW - FEL KW - electron KW - diagnostics KW - experiment KW - ECR DA - 2019/11 PY - 2019 SN - 978-3-95450-210-3 DO - doi:10.18429/JACoW-FEL2019-WEB01 UR - http://jacow.org/fel2019/papers/web01.pdf ER -