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Lacroix, J.-M.

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THP064 Development Status of the Pi-Mode Accelerating Structure (PIMS) for Linac4 939
  • M. Vretenar, P. Bourquin, R. De Morais Amaral, G. Favre, F. Gerigk, J.-M. Lacroix, T. Tardy, R. Wegner
    CERN, Geneva

The high-energy section of Linac4, between 100 and 160 MeV, will be made of a sequence of 12 seven-cell accelerating cavities of the Pi-Mode Structure (PIMS) type, resonating at 352 MHz. Compared to other structures used in this energy range, cavities operating in pi-mode with a low number of cells have the advantage of simplified construction and tuning, compensating for the fact that the shunt impedance is about 10% lower because of the lower frequency. Field stability in steady state and in presence of transients is assured by the low number of cells and by the relatively high coupling factor of 5%. Standardising the linac rf ystem to a single frequency is considered as an additional economical and operational advantage. The mechanical design of the PIMS will be very similar to that of the 352 MHz normal conducting 5-cell LEP accelerating cavities, which have been successfully operated at CERN for 15 years. After reviewing the basic design principles, the paper will focus on the tuning strategy, on the field stability calculations and on the mechanical design. It will also report the results of measurement on a cold model and the design of a full-scale prototype.