Author: Ponton, A.
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THPB028 The ESS Low Energy Beam Transport Line Design 912
  • L. Neri, L. Calabretta, A.C. Caruso, L. Celona, S. Gammino, A. Longhitano, D. Mascali
    INFN/LNS, Catania, Italy
  • B. Cheymol, A. Ponton
    ESS, Lund, Sweden
  The linear accelerator of the European Spallation Source (ESS) will deliver proton beams of 50 mA and 2.5 GeV onto the 5 MW neutron production target. The Proton Source for ESS (PS-ESS) [1] is based on the experience of TRIPS and VIS developed at LNS Catania [2,3]. A two solenoid Low Energy Beam Transport (LEBT) is foreseen to match the beam into the first acceleration stage, the Radio-Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) [4]. Beam production means also detailed characterization of produced beam, with this scope the LEBT houses many instrumentation devices and use different techniques that will be described in this work. The LEBT will be also equipped with an electrostatic chopper in order to remove the unwanted part of the beam pulse during the natural rise and fall times of the ion source. Beam dynamics calculations of the LEBT have been carried out considering also the Space Charge Compensation (SCC) produced by the interaction of the beam with the residual gas, and its effect on beam transport and chopping. Particular emphasis has been put on the evaluation of the beam transient behavior, due to the chopping process, at the entrance of the RFQ, results of the study are presented in this paper.  
THPB029 The ESS RFQ Beam Dynamics Design 915
  • A. Ponton
    ESS, Lund, Sweden
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