Author: Haase, A.A.
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WEPFI073 A Modular Cavity for Muon Ionization Cooling R&D 2860
  • D.L. Bowring, A.J. DeMello, A.R. Lambert, D. Li, S.P. Virostek, M.S. Zisman
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  • C. Adolphsen, L. Ge, A.A. Haase, K.H. Lee, Z. Li, D.W. Martin
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • D.M. Kaplan
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • T.H. Luo, D.J. Summers
    UMiss, University, Mississippi, USA
  • A. Moretti, M.A. Palmer, R.J. Pasquinelli, Y. Torun
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  • R.B. Palmer
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  The Muon Accelerator Program (MAP) collaboration is developing an ionization cooling channel for muon beams. Ionization cooling channel designs call for the operation of high-gradient, normal-conducting RF cavities in multi-Tesla solenoidal magnetic fields. However, strong magnetic fields have been shown to limit the maximum achievable gradient in RF cavities. This gradient limit is characterized by RF breakdown and damage to the cavity surface. To study this issue, we have developed an experimental program based on a modular pillbox cavity operating at 805 MHz. The modular cavity design allows for the evaluation of different cavity materials - such as beryllium - which may ameliorate or circumvent RF breakdown triggers. Modular cavity components may furthermore be prepared with different surface treatments, such as high-temperature baking or chemical polishing. This poster presents the design and experimental status of the modular cavity, as well as future plans for the experimental program.  
WEPFI080 Waveguide Component R&D for the ILC 2881
  • C.D. Nantista, C. Adolphsen, G.B. Bowden, A.A. Haase, B.D. McKee, F.Y. Wang
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.
Several years of effort have gone into refining the design of the International Linear Collider. The direction the design has evolved in response to driving considerations has resulted in a more sophisticated waveguide system for delivering RF power to the cavities. In particular, the desire to eliminate parallel service tunnels along the main linacs led to the proposal of the Klystron Cluster Scheme (KCS)*, involving plumbing the combined power from groups of klystrons down from the surface at several locations in overmoded waveguide. Additionally, to increase superconducting cavity yield, the acceptance criteria were relaxed to encompass a ±20% range in sustainable operating gradient, which must be accommodated by tailoring of the RF power distribution. Designs and prototype testing of some of the novel waveguide components developed to allow these changes are described here.
* Christopher Nantista and Chris Adolphsen, “Klystron Cluster Scheme for ILC High Power RF Distribution,” presented at the 2009 Particle Accel. Conf., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, May 2009.