Author: Hardy, P.
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WEPWO043 IFMIF-EVEDA SRF Linac Couplers Test Bench 2396
  • D. Regidor, I. Kirpitchev, J. Molla, P. Méndez, A. Salom, M. Weber
    CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
  • M. Desmons, N. Grouas, P. Hardy, V.M. Hennion, H. Jenhani, F. Orsini
    CEA/IRFU, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  The IFMIF-EVEDA SRF Linac is a cryomodule equipped with eight superconducting HWR cavities, operating at the frequency of 175 MHz and powered by 200kW CW RF couplers. Before assembling the couplers to the cryomodule, it is necessary to process them using high levels of RF power. In order to perform this conditioning, the power couplers must be connected to a RF network which is fed by an RF source and ended with a load or a short-circuit, depending on the conditioning mode to be applied. A test bench has been designed for the conditioning of the SRF LINAC couplers. The main component is the “test box”, a resonant cavity where two couplers will be assembled to transmit the 200 kW from the RF source to the appropriate termination. The test box includes a large pumping port allowing an efficient pumping of the entire vacuum volume limited by the coupler ceramic windows. Several diagnostics as light detectors, vacuum gauges and thermal transducers will provide information on the relevant parameters for the control of the RF conditioning process. In addition, a support frame has been designed to maintain the whole assembly and reduce the mechanical stress on the couplers.  
THPFI004 Progress on the SRF Linac Developments for the IFMIF-LIPAC Project 3294
  • F. Orsini
    CEA/DSM/IRFU, France
  • P. Abramian, J. Calero, J.C. Calvo, J.L. Gutiérrez, T. Martínez de Alvaro, J. Munilla, I. Podadera, F. Toral
    CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
  • N. Bazin, P. Brédy, P. Carbonnier, G. Devanz, G. Disset, N. Grouas, P. Hardy, V.M. Hennion, H. Jenhani, J. Migne, A. Mohamed, J. Neyret, J. Relland, B. Renard, D. Roudier
    CEA/IRFU, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  In the framework of the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF), which consists of two high power accelerator drivers, each delivering a 125 mA deuteron beam at 40 MeV in CW, an accelerator prototype is presently under design and realization for the first phase of the project. This accelerator includes a SRF Linac, which is designed for the transportation and focalization of the deuteron beam up to 9 MeV. This SRF Linac is a large cryomodule of ~6 m long, working at 4.4 K and at the frequency of 175 MHz in continuous wave. It is mainly composed of 8 low-beta HWRs, 8 Solenoid Packages and 8 RF Power Couplers. This paper focuses on the recent developments and changes made on the SRF Linac design: following the abandon of the HWR frequency tuning system, initially based on a plunger located inside the central region of the resonator, a new external tuning system has been designed, implying a complete redesign of the resonator and consequently impacting the cryomodule lattice. The recent changes in the design are presented in this paper. In addition, cold tests were performed on a HWR prototype and cold tests results of the magnets prototypes are also presented.