ISSN - 15474771, EISSN - 15318567, Physics of Particles and Nuclei Letters, 2013, vol. 11, p. 651-655
Status and prospects of VEPP-2000 electron-positron collider
© 2014, Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. High energy physics experiments were started at VEPP-2000 at the end of 2010; the third experimental run was finished in July 2013. The last run was devoted to the energy range 160–510 MeV in a beam. Compton backscattering energy measurements were used for the regular energy calibration of the VEPP-2000, together with resonance depolarization and NMR methods. The conception of the round colliding beam lattice along with precise orbit and lattice correction yielded a record high peak luminosity of 1.2 × 1031 cm−2 s−1 at 510 MeV and an average luminosity of 0.9 × 1031 cm−2 s−1 per run. A total betatron tune shift of 0.174 was achieved at 392.5 MeV. This corresponds to the beam-beam parameter ξ = 0.125 in terms of the collision point. The injection system is currently modernized to allow injection of particles at the VEPP-2000 energy maximum and the elimination of the existing lack of positrons.