Author: Kelsey, C.T.
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THPPP067 H Beam Loss and Evidence for Intrabeam Stripping in the LANSCE Linac 3892
  • L. Rybarcyk, C.T. Kelsey, R.C. McCrady, X. Pang
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  Funding: U.S. Dept. of Energy, NNSA, under contract DE-AC52-06NA25396.
The LANSCE accelerator complex is a multi-beam, multi-user facility that provides high-intensity H+ and H particle beams for a variety of user programs. At the heart of the facility is a room temperature linac that is comprised of 100-MeV drift tube and 800-MeV coupled cavity linac (CCL) structures. Although both beams are similar in intensity and emittance, the beam-loss monitors along the CCL show a trend of increased loss for H that is not present for H+. This difference is attributed to stripping mechanisms that affect H and not H+. We present the results of an analysis of H beam loss along the CCL that incorporates beam spill measurements, beam dynamics simulations, analytical models and radiation transport estimates using the MCNPX code. The results indicate a significant fraction of these additional losses result from intrabeam stripping.