Author: Kaiser, M.
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TUPB035 A New Design of the RFQ Channel for GSI HITRAP Facility 555
  • S.G. Yaramyshev, W.A. Barth, G. Clemente, L.A. Dahl, V. Gettmann, F. Herfurth, M. Kaiser, M.T. Maier, D. Neidherr, A. Orzhekhovskaya, H. Vormann, G. Vorobjev
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  • R. Repnow
    MPI-K, Heidelberg, Germany
  The HITRAP linac at GSI is designed to decelerate ions with mass to charge ratio of A/Z<3 from 4 MeV/u to 6 keV/u for experiments with ion traps. The particles are decelerated to 500 keV/u with an IH-DTL stucture and finally to 6 keV/u with a 4-rod RFQ. During commissioning stage the deceleration to approx. 500 keV/u was successfully demonstrated, while no particles behind the RFQ with an energy of 6 keV/u were observed. Dedicated simulations with DYNAMION code, based on 3D-fotometrie of the fabricated RFQ electrodes were successfully performed comprehending the commissioning results. In a second step the simulations have been experimentally confirmed at a test-stand (MPI, Heidelberg). An input energy, accepted by the RFQ channel is significantly higher than design value. For this reason the longitudinal beam emittance after deceleration with IH structure does not fit to the longitudinal RFQ acceptance. To solve this problem a new design of the RFQ channel with a correct input energy has been started. New RFQ parameters and the results of the beam dynamics simulations are presented in this paper.