Author: Tamura, J.
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MOPB096 Beam Loss Mitigation in J-PARC Linac after the Tohoku Earthquake 401
  • M. Ikegami, Z. Fang, K. Futatsukawa, T. Miyao
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Y. Liu
    KEK/JAEA, Ibaraki-Ken, Japan
  • T. Maruta, A. Miura, J. Tamura, G.H. Wei
    JAEA/J-PARC, Tokai-Mura, Naka-Gun, Ibaraki-Ken, Japan
  • H. Sako
    JAEA, Ibaraki-ken, Japan
  The beam operation of J-PARC linac was interrupted by the Tohoku earthquake in March 2011. After significant effort for its restoration, we have resumed the beam operation of J-PARC linac in December 2011. After resumption of beam operation, we have been suffering from beam losses which were not observed before the earthquake. Tackling with the beam loss issues, we have been reached the comparable beam power for user operation to the one before the earthquake. In this paper, we present the experience in the beam start-up tuning after the earthquake with emphasis on the beam loss mitigation efforts.  
THPB020 Annular-ring Coupled Structure for the Energy Upgrade of the J-PARC Linac 888
  • H. Ao, H. Asano, N. Ouchi, J. Tamura
    JAEA/J-PARC, Tokai-mura, Japan
  • F. Naito, K. Takata
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  The linac of Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC), which is an injector to the synchrotron, comprises a 3-MeV RFQ, 50-MeV DTLs and the 181-MeV Separated-type DTLs. In order to increase the beam power of the synchrotron, the task of the 400-MeV energy upgrade of the linac started from March 2009. The tanks of the Annular-ring Coupled Structure (ACS) linac, RF sources, beam monitors and utilities are in production. Although some peripheral components of the ACS linac are prepared previously, the all ACS tanks will be installed and conditioned for 4 months from July 2013. Beam commissioning of the 400-MeV linac is scheduled to begin in October and expected to finish at the end of November 2013. In this paper, we present the current status of the energy upgrade and some R&D results for new equipment for ACS linac.  
THPB021 Recovery Efforts from the Tohoku Earthquake and Energy Upgrade Preparation of the Beam Transport from the J-PARC Linac to the 3-GeV Synchrotron 891
  • J. Tamura, H. Ao, H. Asano, T. Morishita, N. Ouchi
    JAEA/J-PARC, Tokai-mura, Japan
  • Y. Sawabe
    MELCO SC, Tsukuba, Japan
  In 2013, the beam energy of the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) linac is going to be increased from 181-MeV to 400-MeV by adding the annular-ring coupled structure (ACS) at the downstream of the 191-MeV drift tube linac. To install and operate all the ACS cavities in only five months of the energy upgrade shutdown in 2013, we decided to replace and upgrade all the related component of the beam line (cables, magnet power supplies and vacuum control systems) for the 400-MeV operation, in the period of the recovery from the Tohoku Earthquake which caused not negligible damage to the J-PARC accelerator facilities. The present beam line is operated by using some part of the 400-MeV componets. In this paper, the recovery of the beam transport, the present status and the future tasks of the beam energy upgrade will be presented.