Author: Celik, M.
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WEPC02 Project PROMETHEUS: Design and Construction of a Radio Frequency Quadrupole at TAEK 652
  • G. Turemen, B. Yasatekin
    Ankara University, Faculty of Sciences, Ankara, Turkey
  • Y. Akgun, A. Alacakir, A.S. Bolukdemir, E. Durukan, H. Karadeniz, E. Recepoğlu
    TAEK, Ankara, Turkey
  • E. Cavlan
    TOBB ETU, Ankara, Turkey
  • M. Celik, Z. Sali
    Gazi University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Teknikokullar, Ankara, Turkey
  • S. Erhan
    UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Ö. Mete
    UMAN, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • G. Unel
    UCI, Irvine, California, USA
  The PROMETHEUS Project is ongoing for the design and development of a 4-vane radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) with its H+ ion source, a low energy beam transport (LEBT) line and diagnostics section. The main goal of the project is to achieve the acceleration of the low energy ions up to 1.5 MeV by an RFQ (352 MHz) shorter than 2 m. A plasma ion source is being developed to produce a 20 keV, 1 mA H+ beam. Ion source, transmission and beam dynamics in the RFQ are discussed through simulation results. In addition, analytical studies were also performed resulting into an RFQ design code, DEMIRCI as discussed and presented here in comparison with various existing software. As a result of the simulations, beam transmission of 99% was achieved at 1.7 m downstream reaching energy of 1.5 MeV. As the first phase an Aluminum RFQ prototype, the so-called cold model, will be built for low power RF characterization. In this contribution the status of the project, design considerations, simulation results, the various diagnostics techniques and RFQ fabrication issues are discussed.  
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