Author: Dinter, H.
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THPPP074 Chopping High Intensity Proton Beams Using a Pulsed Wien Filter 3907
  • C. Wiesner, L.P. Chau, H. Dinter, M. Droba, O. Meusel, I. Müller, D. Noll, U. Ratzinger
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  Chopping high intensity beams at low energies poses substantial challenges. A novel ExB chopper system for proton beams of up to 200 mA at energies of 120 keV is being developed for the accelerator driven neutron source FRANZ*. It uses a Wien filter-type ExB configuration consisting of a static magnetic deflection field and a pulsed electric compensation field to deliver 100 ns beam pulses. The setup minimizes the risk of voltage breakdowns and provides secure beam dumping outside the transport line. In order to prevent beam aberrations and emittance growth careful matching of electric and magnetic deflection forces is required. Detailed numerical studies for the field design and their effects on beam transport were conducted. An H-type dipole magnet with special transverse and longitudinal pole contours was manufactured and combined with shielding tubes to shape the magnetic field. The electric field is driven by a HV pulse generator providing ±6 kV at a repetition rate of 250 kHz. Accurate layout of the deflector plates is required in order to tackle the issues of field quality, cooling and spark prevention. Transport simulations and beam deflection experiments are presented.
* U. Ratzinger et al., "The Driver Linac of the Neutron Source FRANZ," Proc. of IPAC2011, WEPS040, P. 2577 (2011).