Author: Plostinar, D.C.
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THPB004 Current Status of the RAL Front End Test Stand (FETS) Project 846
  • D.C. Plostinar, C. Gabor
    STFC/RAL/ASTeC, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • S.M.H. Alsari, M. Aslaninejad, A. Kurup, J.K. Pozimski, P. Savage
    Imperial College of Science and Technology, Department of Physics, London, United Kingdom
  • J.J. Back
    University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • G.E. Boorman, A. Bosco
    Royal Holloway, University of London, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • M.A. Clarke-Gayther, D.C. Faircloth, S.R. Lawrie, A.P. Letchford
    STFC/RAL/ISIS, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • S. Jolly
    UCL, London, United Kingdom
  The UK proton accelerator strategy aims to develop a viable high power proton driver with applications including spallation neutrons, the neutrino factory and ADSR. An essential first ingredient, identified as one of the main UK R&D accelerator projects, is the Front End Test Stand (FETS) at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), aimed at producing a high quality, high current, cleanly chopped H beam. Through its component parts, FETS has triggered development of a high brightness, 60 mA H ion source, a three-solenoid Low Energy Beam Transport line (LEBT), a 3 MeV four-vane Radio-Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) and a Medium Energy Beam Transport line (MEBT) with a high speed chopper. The project is well advanced and when operational should be sufficiently versatile to explore a range of operating conditions. In this paper we present the current status of the construction, and plans for operation, experiments and future development.  
THPB032 Beam Dynamics Design Aspects for a Proposed 800 MeV H ISIS Linac 924
  • D.C. Plostinar, C.R. Prior, G.H. Rees
    STFC/RAL/ASTeC, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  Several schemes have been proposed to upgrade the ISIS Spallation Neutron Source at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). One scenario is to develop a new 800 MeV, H linac and a ~3 GeV synchrotron, opening the possibility of achieving several MW of beam power. In this paper the design of the 800 MeV linac is outlined with an emphasis on the beam dynamics design philosophy. The linac consists of a 3 MeV Front End similar to the one now under construction at RAL (the Front End Test Stand -FETS). Above 3 MeV, a 324 MHz DTL will be used to accelerate the beam up to ~75 MeV. At this stage a novel collimation system will be added to remove the halo and the far off-momentum particles. To achieve the final energy, a 648 MHz superconducting linac will be employed using three families of elliptical cavities with transition energies at ~196 MeV and ~412 MeV.