Author: Okumura, Y.
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THPWO006 Beam Commissioning of the Linear IFMIF Prototype Accelerator Injector: Measurements and Simulations 3767
  • N. Chauvin, S. Chel, O. Delferrière, R. Gobin, P.A.P. Nghiem, F. Senée, M. Valette
    CEA/IRFU, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • A. Mosnier
    Fusion for Energy, Garching, Germany
  • Y. Okumura
    JAEA, Rokkasho, Japan
  • H. Shidara
    IFMIF/EVEDA, Rokkasho, Japan
  • D. Uriot
    CEA/DSM/IRFU, France
  The EVEDA (Engineering Validation and Engineering Design Activities) phase of the IFMIF (International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility) project consists in building, testing and operating, in Japan, a 125 mA/9 MeV deuteron accelerator, called LIPAc, which has been developed in Europe. The 140 mA cw D+ beam that has to be delivered by the LIPAc injector is produced by a 2.45 GHz ECR ion source based on the SILHI design. The low energy beam transfer line (LEBT) relies on a dual solenoid focusing system to transport the beam and to match it into the RFQ*. The beam line is equipped by several diagnostics: intensity measurement, emittance measurement unit, profilers and beam proportion analysis. During the LIPAc injector beam commissioning performed in CEA-Saclay, the deuteron beam intensity transported at the end of the LEBT reached an unprecedented value of 140 mA at 100 keV. In this paper, the results obtained during the commissioning are presented. In particular, beam emittance measurements as a function of duty cycle, extracted current from the ion source and solenoid tunings are exposed. The experimental results are discussed and compared to beam dynamics simulations.
* R. Gobin et al., this conference