Author: Dimov, V.A.
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THPB011 Linac4 45 keV Proton Beam Measurements 867
  • G. Bellodi, V.A. Dimov, L.M. Hein, J.-B. Lallement, A.M. Lombardi, O. Midttun, R. Scrivens
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • P.A. Posocco
    Imperial College of Science and Technology, Department of Physics, London, United Kingdom
  Linac4 is a 160 MeV normal-conducting H linear accelerator, which will replace the 50 MeV proton Linac (Linac2) as injector for the CERN proton complex. Commissioning of the low energy part - H source, a 45 keV Low Energy Beam Transport line (LEBT), a 3 MeV RFQ and a Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) line - will start in fall 2012 on a dedicated test stand installation. In preparation to this, preliminary measurements were taken in the past few months using a 45 keV proton source and a temporary LEBT setup, with the aim of characterising the output beam by comparison with simulations. This also allowed a first verification of the diagnostics instrumentation and acquisition software tools. Measurements of beam profile, emittance and intensity were taken after the source, after the first and after the second LEBT solenoids respectively. Particle distributions were reconstructed from emittance scans and used as input to simulation studies of the beam transport through the line. Comparison of the results with the measurements allowed an experimental validation of the LEBT (in terms of misalignments and calibration points) and qualification of the beam at the source output.