Author: Arnaudon, L.
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WEPEA063 Upgrades and Consolidation of the CERN AD for Operation during the Next Decades 2654
  • T. Eriksson, M. E. Angoletta, L. Arnaudon, J.A. Baillie, M. Calviani, F. Caspers, L.V. Joergensen, R. Kersevan, G. Le Godec, R. Louwerse, M. Ludwig, S. Maury, A. Newborough, C. Oliveira, G. Tranquille
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  As the ELENA project is now well underway, focus is turned to the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) itself. Most of the machine’s key components are in operation since more than 25 years and a substantial consolidation program is now being launched in view of continued operation beyond 2025. Over the course of the next few years a progressive consolidation of the AD-Target area, the AD-ring and all associated systems will take place. Several investigations have recently been performed in the target area with the objective of establishing the radiation environment and the sensitivity of the antiproton production to potential misalignment of the production elements. Identification of reliability and serviceability issues of the AD-ring components and associated systems has been done and will continue during the 2013 shut-down. Planned and ongoing consolidation activities are also discussed with emphasis on stochastic and electron beam cooling, instrumentation, RF systems, vacuum, magnets, power converters and beam transfer equipment.  
THPWO082 Commissioning of the Linac4 RFQ at the 3 MeV Test Stand 3951
  • C. Rossi, L. Arnaudon, G. Bellodi, J.C. Broere, O. Brunner, A.M. Lombardi, J. Marques Balula, P. Martinez Yanez, J. Noirjean, C. Pasquino, U. Raich, F. Roncarolo, M. Vretenar
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • M. Desmons, A. France, O. Piquet
    CEA/IRFU, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  Linac4, the future 160MeV H injector to the CERN Proton Synchrotron Booster, is presently under construction at CERN as a first step of the planned upgrade of the LHC injectors. The low energy section of LINAC4, consisting of an ion source, a 352.2 MHz Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) and a chopper line is being commissioned in a dedicated test stand before installation in its final position in the tunnel. The RFQ is designed to accelerate a 45 keV, 70 mA, H beam to 3 MeV, with an efficiency of 95% while preserving the transverse emittance. The RFQ, a four-vane structure 3 m in length, has been designed in collaboration with CEA/IRFU and it has been built at the CERN workshop. The precise fabrication has allowed to achieve a field flatness of 1%. The completion of the accelerating structure in September 2012 was followed by a complete series of bead-pull measurements and by high-power conditioning to the nominal power of 0.39 MW corresponding to a voltage of 78 kV across the 3 meters. Measurements with beam are foreseen during the first half of 2013. This paper reports the results of the low-power and high power RF commissioning as well as the status of beam measurements.