Author: Teichert, J.
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TUPPD054 Research Activities on Photocathodes for HZDR SRF Gun 1524
  • R. Xiang
    FZD, Dresden, Germany
  • A. Arnold, M. Freitag, P. Michel, P. Murcek, J. Teichert
    HZDR, Dresden, Germany
  Funding: We acknowledge the support of the European Community-Research Infrastructure Activity (EuCARD, contract number 227579), as well German Federal Ministry of Education and Research grant 05 ES4BR1/8.
Since 2005 the photocathode laboratory has been in operation at HZDR. The main goal is to prepare Cs2Te photocathodes for the SRF gun. A vacuum transport system with UHV is used to move the cathodes from preparation lab to accelerator hall. Up to now 31 Cs2Te photocathodes have been deposited and eight of them have been used in the SRF gun. Quantum efficiency of 1% and lifetime of months can be maintained during the gun operation. At the same time activities are directed towards new photocathode materials with high Q.E. for high current electron sources. Cs3Sb and GaN(Cs) photocathodes have been tested as new candidates, and the design of a preparation system for GaAs(Cs, O) is ongoing.
TUPPD051 Operational Experience with the Nb/Pb SRF Photoelectron Gun 1518
  • T. Kamps, W. Anders, R. Barday, A. Jankowiak, J. Knobloch, O. Kugeler, A.N. Matveenko, A. Neumann, T. Quast, J. Rudolph, S.G. Schubert, J. Völker
    HZB, Berlin, Germany
  • P. Kneisel
    JLAB, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • R. Nietubyć
    The Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Centre Świerk, Świerk/Otwock, Poland
  • J.K. Sekutowicz
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • J. Smedley
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  • J. Teichert
    HZDR, Dresden, Germany
  • V. Volkov
    BINP SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • I. Will
    MBI, Berlin, Germany
  SRF photoelectron guns offer the promise of high brightness, high average current beam production for the next generation of accelerator driven light sources such as free electron lasers, THz radiation sources or energy-recovery linac driven synchrotron radiation sources. In a first step a fully superconducting RF (SRF) photoelectron gun is under development by a collaboration between HZB, DESY, JLAB, BNL and NCBJ. The aim of the experiment is to understand and improve the performance of a Nb SRF gun cavity coated with a small metallic Pb cathode film on the cavity backplane. This paper describes the highlights from the commissioning and beam parameter measurements. The main focus is on lessons learned from operation of the SRF gun.  
THPPC053 First Experience at ELBE with the New 1.3 GHz CWRF Power System Equipped with 10 kW GHz Solid State Amplifiers (SSPA) 3407
  • H. Büttig, A. Arnold, A. Büchner, M. Justus, M. Kuntzsch, U. Lehnert, P. Michel, R. Schurig, G.S. Staats, J. Teichert
    HZDR, Dresden, Germany
  The superconducting CW- LINAC (1.3 GHz) of the radiation source ELBE is in permanent operation since May 2001/1/. During the winter shut-down 2011 - 1212 an upgrade program of ELBE was realized. One part of the program was to double the RF-power per cavity using two 10 kW Solid State Amplifiers in parallel per cavity. The poster gives an overview on the new RF-system and the experience gained within the first three months of operation.