Author: von Stecher, J.
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MOPPC091 Parallel 3D Simulations to Support Commissioning of a Solenoid-based LEBT Test Stand 349
  • B.T. Schwartz, D.T. Abell, D.L. Bruhwiler, Y. Choi, S. Mahalingam, P. Stoltz, J. von Stecher
    Tech-X, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • B. Han, M.P. Stockli
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  Funding: This work is supported by the US DOE Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, including grant No. DE-SC0000844.
A solenoid-based low-energy beam transport (LEBT) test stand is under development for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). To support commissioning of the test stand, the parallel Vorpal framework is being used for 3D electrostatic particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations of H beam dynamics in the LEBT, including impact ionization physics and MHz chopping of the partially-neutralized \Hm beam. Here we describe the process of creating a partially-neutralized beam and examine the effects of a single chopping event on the beam's emittance.