Author: Rueda, I.
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THEPPB001 Design and Fabrication of The ESS-Bilbao RFQ Prototype Models 3228
  • I. Bustinduy, F.J. Bermejo, J. Feuchtwanger, N. Garmendia, A. Ghiglino, O. González, P.J. González, I. Madariaga, J.L. Muñoz, I. Rueda, F. Sordo Balbin, A. Vélez, D. de Cos
    ESS Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
  • V. Etxebarria, J. Portilla
    University of the Basque Country, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bilbao, Spain
  • A. Garbayo
    AVS, Eibar, Gipuzkoa, Spain
  • S. Jolly
    UCL, London, United Kingdom
  • S.R. Lawrie, A.P. Letchford
    STFC/RAL/ISIS, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • J.K. Pozimski, P. Savage
    Imperial College of Science and Technology, Department of Physics, London, United Kingdom
  As part of the development of the ESS-Bilbao Accelerator in Spain, two different sets of radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) models have been developed. On one hand, a set of four oxygen free high conductivity copper weld test models has been designed and manufactured, in order to test different welding methods as well as other mechanical aspects involved in the fabrication of the RFQ. On the other hand, a 352.2 MHz four vane RFQ cold model, with a length of 1 meter, has been designed and built in Aluminum. It serves as a good test bench to investigate the validity of different finite element analysis (FEA) software packages. This is a critical part, since the design of the final RFQ will be based on such simulations. The cold model also includes 16 slug tuners and 8 couplers/pick-up ports, which will allow to use the bead-pull perturbation method, by measuring the electric field profile, Q-value and resonant modes. In order to investigate fabrication tolerances, the cold model also comprises a longitudinal test modulation in the vanes, which is similar to the one designed for the final RFQ.