Author: McInturff, A.D.
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MOPPD033 Strong-focusing Cyclotron - High-current Applications 436
  • P.M. McIntyre, S. Assadi, K.E. Badgley, C. Collins, J. Comeaux, R. Garrison, J.N. Kellams, T.L. Mann, A.D. McInturff, N. Pogue, A. Sattarov
    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  Funding: This work is supported by grants from the State of Texas (ASE) and from the Mitchell Family Foundation.
Quadrupole focusing channels are integrated into the pole faces of a superconducting sector cyclotron, to enable control of the betatron tunes for all orbits. This provision makes it possible to lock the tunes to desired values for all orbits, thereby eliminating resonance crossing and facilitating local orbit bumps for injection and extraction. Optical control is of particular importance for applications where higher beam current is desired, for ADS fission drivers, for spallation neutron sources, and for medical isotope production.
MOPPD034 Flux-coupled Stacking of Cyclotrons for a High-power ADS Fission Driver 439
  • A. Sattarov, S. Assadi, K.E. Badgley, J.N. Kellams, T.L. Mann, A.D. McInturff, P.M. McIntyre, N. Pogue
    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  Funding: This work is funded by grants from the State of Texas (ASE) and the Mitchell Family Foundation.
The sector magnets for an isochronous cyclotron are configured as a flux-coupled stack of apertures, each forming an independent cyclotron, separated sufficiently to accommodate independent superconducting rf cavities. The stack strategy makes it possible to deliver any amount of proton beam power consistent with the limitations of each individual cyclotron, and to deliver the aggregate power to a number of spallation targets as dictated by optimum coupling for accelerator-driven subcritical (ADS) fission and by limitations in target transfer.