Author: Nelson, R.M.
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WEPPC093 Commissioning and Operation of the CEBAF 100 MeV Cryomodules 2432
  • C. Hovater, T.L. Allison, R. Bachimanchi, G.K. Davis, M.A. Drury, L. Harwood, J. Hogan, A.J. Kimber, G.E. Lahti, W. Merz, R.M. Nelson, T. E. Plawski, D.J. Seidman, M. Spata, M.J. Wilson
    JLAB, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by Jefferson Science Associates, under U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177.
The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) energy upgrade from 6 GeV to 12 GeV includes the installation of ten new 100 MeV cryomodules and RF systems. The superconducting RF cavities are designed to be operated CW at a maximum accelerating gradient of 19.2 MV/m. To support the higher gradients and higher QL (~ 3x107), a new RF system has been developed and is being installed to power and control the cavities. The RF system employs digital control and 13 kW klystrons. Recently, two of these cryomodules and associated RF hardware and software have been installed and commissioned in the CEBAF accelerator. Electrons at currents up to 150 μA have been successfully accelerated and used for nuclear physics experiments. This paper reports on the commissioning and operation of the RF system and cryomodules.