Author: Li, P.Z.
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TU2PB01 A Study of Multipacting Effects in Large Cyclotron Cavities by Means of Fully 3-Dimensional Simulations 142
  • C. Wang, B. Ji, Y. Lei, P.Z. Li, J.S. Xing, Z.G. Yin, T.J. Zhang
    CIAE, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  • A. Adelmann, A. Gsell, M. Seidel
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  The field emission model and the secondary emission model, as well as 3D boundary geometry handling capabilities, are needed to efficiently and precisely simulate multipacting phenomena. These models have been implemented in OPAL, a parallel framework for charged particle optics in accelerator structures and beam lines. The models and their implementation are carefully benchmarked against a non-stationary multipacting theory. A dedicated multipacting experiment with nanosecond time resolution for the classic parallel plate geometry has also successfully shown the validity of OPAL model. Multipacting phenomena, in the CYCIAE-100 cyclotron, under construction at China Institute of Atomic Energy, are expected to be more severe during the RF conditioning process than in separate-sector cyclotrons. This is because the magnetic fields in the valley are stronger, which may make the impact electrons easier to reach energies that lead to larger multipacting probabilities. We report on simulation results for CYCIAE-100, which gives us an insight view of the multipacting process and help to develop cures to suppress these phenomena.  
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TU2PB02 The New Axial Buncher at INFN-LNS 147
  • A.C. Caruso, G. Gallo, A. Longhitano
    INFN/LNS, Catania, Italy
  • F. Consoli
    Associazione Euratom-ENEA sulla Fusione, Frascati (Rome), Italy
  • P.Z. Li
    CIAE, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  • J. Sura
    Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland
  A new axial buncher for the K-800 superconducting cyclotron is under construction at LNS. This new device will replace the present buncher installed along the vertical beam line, inside the yoke of the cyclotron at about half a metre from the medium plane. Maintenance and technical inspection are very difficult to carry out in this situation. The new buncher will still be placed along the axial beam line, just before the bottom side of the cyclotron yoke. It consists of a drift tube driven by a sinusoidal RF signal in the range of 15-50 MHz, a matching box, an amplifier, and an electronic control system. A more accurate mechanical design of the beam line portion will allow for the direct electric connection of the matching box to the ceramic feed-through and drift tube. This particular design will minimize, or totally avoid, any connection through coaxial transmission line. It will reduce the entire geometry, the total RF power and the maintenance. In brief, the new axial buncher will be a compact system including beam line portion, drift tube, ceramic feed-through, matching box, amplifier and control system interface in a single structure.  
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TUPPT026 The Design and Testing of an Automatic RF Conditioning System for the Compact Medical Cyclotron 209
  • Y. Lei, B. Ji, P.Z. Li, C. Wang, J.Y. Wei, Z.G. Yin, T.J. Zhang
    CIAE, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  The multipacting phenomenon for a compact medical cyclotron is induced by the fringing magnet field inside the accelerating structure. And it will become more interesting, when the vacuum system is equipped with diffusion pump. A method used for CYCIAE-14 cavity conditioning is reported together with the testing results of an automatic conditioning circuit designed on such basis. Apart from traditional Low Level RF control, in which close-loop regulation plays an important role, the automatic conditioning system emphasizes on the cavity startup process. It takes advantage of the modern digital signal processing technique, combined with the direct digital synthesizer to accurately limit the reflection, will condition the cavity by means of sweeping frequency, using the low RF driven power, in continuous wave mode. The electronics are designed and tested first; it will be used later in the RF system commissioning of other compact medical cyclotrons built by BRIF division of CIAE.