Author: Mitchell, A.W.
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THPPP052 Modelling the ISIS 70 MeV Linac 3859
  • D.C. Plostinar, C.R. Prior, G.H. Rees
    STFC/RAL/ASTeC, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • A.P. Letchford
    STFC/RAL/ISIS, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • A.W. Mitchell
    University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  The ISIS linac consists of four DTL tanks that accelerate a 50 pps, 20 mA H beam up to 70 MeV before injecting it into an 800 MeV synchrotron. Over the last decades, the linac has proved to be a stable and reliable injector for ISIS, which is a significant achievement considering that two of the tanks are nearly 60 years old. At the time the machine was designed, the limited computing power available and the absence of modern modeling codes, made the creation of a complex simulation model almost impossible. However, over the last few years, computer tools have became an integral part of any accelerator design, so in this paper we present a beam dynamics model of the ISIS linac. A comparison between the simulation results and machine operation data will be discussed, as well as possible linac tuning scenarios and recommended upgrades based on the new model.