Keyword: insertion
Paper Title Other Keywords Page
MOPB087 S-Band Loads for SLAC Linac linac, klystron, vacuum, plasma 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
TUPB092 High Power Amplifier Systems for SARAF Phase II controls, rf-amplifier, status, cavity 675
  • B. Kaizer, I. Fishman, I.G. Gertz
    Soreq NRC, Yavne, Israel
  Soreq NRC initiated the establishment of SARAF - Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility. SARAF is based on a continuous wave (CW), proton/deuteron RF superconducting linear accelerator with variable energy (5–40 MeV) and current (0.04-5 mA). RF power to each cavity is driven by a High Power Solid State Amplifiers. The paper outlines the design concept of the 10 and 15 kW at 176 MHz power amplifiers that were designed, built, and 10 kW successfully tested. 15 kW is now under construction. The amplifiers are combined from basic 5.5 kW compact 19" 7U water cooled drawer.