Author: Schwarz, M.
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THPB008 A Coupled RFQ-IH Cavity for the Neutron Source FRANZ 858
  • M. Heilmann, O. Meusel, D. Mäder, U. Ratzinger, A. Schempp, M. Schwarz
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  The Frankfurt neutron source FRANZ will deliver neutrons in the energy range from 1 to 500 keV with high pulsed intensities. A 2 MeV proton beam will produce protons via the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction. The 175 MHz accelerator cavity consists of a 4-rod-RFQ coupled with an 8 gap interdigital H-type drift tube section, the total cavity length being 2.3m. The combined cavity will be powered by one RF amplifier to reduce investment and operation costs. The inductive power coupler will be at the RFQ part. The coupling into the IH - section is provided through a large aperture - mainly inductively. By CST - MWS - simulations as well as by an RF - model the voltage tuning along the cavity was investigated, and with special care the balance between both cavity sections. A first set of RFQ electrodes should allow to reach beam currents up to 50 mA in cw operation: The beam is pulsed with 100 ns, 250 kHz, while the cavity has to be operated cw due to the high rep. rate. The layout of the cavity cooling aims on a maximum accessible heat load of 200 kW.