Author: Krasnykh, A.
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MOPB087 S-Band Loads for SLAC Linac 378
  • A. Krasnykh, F.-J. Decker
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • R.W. LeClair
    INTA, Santa Clara, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract number DE-AC02-76SF00515 and SBIR grant number DE-SC0007661
The S-Band loads on the current SLAC linac RF system were designed, in some cases, 40+ years ago to terminate 2-3 MW peak power into a thin layer of coated Kanthal material as the high power absorber [1]. The technology of the load design was based on a flame-sprayed Kanthal wire method onto a base material. During SLAC linac upgrades, the 24 MW peak klystrons were replaced by 5045 klystrons with 65+ MW peak output power. Additionally, SLED cavities were introduced and as a result, the peak power in the current RF setup has increased up to 240 MW peak. The problem of reliable RF peak power termination and RF load lifetime required a careful study and adequate solution. Results of our studies and three designs of S-Band RF load for the present SLAC RF linac system is discussed. These designs are based on the use of low conductivity materials.
[1] “The Stanford Two-Mile Accelerator”, p. 376-381, R. B. Neal, General Editor, 1968, W. A. Benjamin, Inc., NY Amsterdam