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MO101 ISAC-II Operation and Future Plans ISAC, linac, ion, target 1
  • M. Marchetto
    TRIUMF, Vancouver

The ISAC-II superconducting heavy ion linac now accelerates radioactive ion beams with the highest gradient of any operating SC ion facility in the world and provides a 20 MV boost to the ISAC accelerated beams. The addition of a further 20 MV of SC linac, with cavities made in Canada, will be installed by the end of 2009. The ISAC-III project scheduled to begin in 2010 will see the installation of an additional driver beam of 50 MeV electrons to produce RIBs by photofission, an expanded target area, and new front-end ion accelerators to expand the capability to three simultaneous radioactive beams for experiments.


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TUP002 ARIEL and the TRIUMF E-Linac Initiative, a 0.5 MW Electron Linac for Rare Isotope Beam Production linac, cavity, electron, target 383
  • S.R. Koscielniak, F. Ames, R.A. Baartman, I.V. Bylinskii, R.J. Dawson, J.T. Drozdoff, K. Fong, A. Hurst, R. Keitel, R.E. Laxdal, F. Mammarella, M. Marchetto, L. Merminga, A.K. Mitra, K.W. Reiniger, T.C. Ries, R. Ruegg, I. Sekachev, G.M. Stinson, V.A. Verzilov
    TRIUMF, Vancouver
  • D. Karlen
    Victoria University, Victoria, B.C.

TRIUMF, in collaboration with university partners, proposes to construct a megawatt-class electron linear accelerator (e-linac) as a driver for U(γ,f) of actinide targets for nuclear astrophysics studies, and 9Be(γ,p)8Li for beta-NMR materials science. The e-linac is part of a broader proposal for an expansion of the TRIUMF rare isotope beams capability through a new facility to be named ARIEL. The e-linac design and prospects for funding are elaborated.

THP002 The 1.3 GHz Superconducting RF Program at TRIUMF cavity, linac, controls, ISAC 774
  • R.E. Laxdal, K. Fong, A. Grassellino, A.K. Mitra, I. Sekachev, V. Zvyagintsev
    TRIUMF, Vancouver
  • R.S. Orr, W. Trischuk
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

TRIUMF is proposing to build a 50 MeV electron linac as a driver to produce radioactive ion beams through photofission. The present design calls for the use of nine-cell 1.3 GHz Tesla type cavities. A 1.3 GHz Superconducting RF (SRF) program has been initiated with the goal to produce and test one nine cell cavity by the end of 2009. The program will utilize the existing clean room and SRF test facilities that support the ISAC-II heavy ion superconducting linac. A vertical cryostat has been modified with a new insert to allow single cell testing. Pumps for 2 K sub-atmospheric operation have been tested. A single cell fabrication program is being initiated with a local company. A RRR measurement program is on-going to test cavity welds. The goal of the 1.3 GHz upgrade is to not only produce cavities for the in house project but to broaden TRIUMF's technical base for future potential collaborations. The paper will report the progress and plans of the 1.3 GHz SRF program.


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THP003 Production and Testing of Two 141 MHz Prototype Quarter Wave Cavities for ISAC-II cavity, ISAC, acceleration, linac 777
  • R.E. Laxdal, R.J. Dawson, K. Fong, A. Grassellino, M. Marchetto, A.K. Mitra, T.C. Ries, V. Zvyagintsev
    TRIUMF, Vancouver
  • R. Edinger
    PAVAC, Richmond, B.C.

The medium beta section of the ISAC-II superconducting linac (β=5.7% and 7.1%) has been operational since April 2006 providing 20 MV of accelerating potential at 106 MHz. The ‘high beta' extension to the linac, in progress, will see the addition of twenty 141 MHz quarter wave cavities at β=11%. The design specification calls for cw operation at a voltage gain of at least 1.1 MV/cavity for no more than 7 W of power dissipated in the cavity. This operation point corresponds to challenging peak surface fields of 30 MV/m and 60 mT. The cavity design is similar in concept to the medium beta cavities except for the addition of a drift tube to render symmetric the accelerating fields. A prototyping and qualification program was initiated with PAVAC Industries Inc. of Richmond, B.C. Two full size models in copper and two in niobium have been completed. The niobium cavities have been warm and cold-tested and characterized for frequency, rf performance and mechanical stability. The cold performance of both cavities exceeds the specification and the final frequency is within tuning range. The design, fabrication details and test results will be presented.

THP101 AM-PM Conversion Induced Instability in I/Q Feedback Control Loop booster, cavity, feedback, controls 1027
  • K. Fong, M.P. Laverty, Q. Zheng
    TRIUMF, Vancouver

Most rf feedback control systems today uses the I/Q demodulation and modulation scheme because of its simplicity. Its performance, however, depends on the alignment of the feedback loops. If the loop contains elements that have a high AM-PM conversion such as a class C amplifier, then the misalignment is dynamic and power dependent. In the extreme case the I/Q loops can become unstable and the system settled into a limit-cycle oscillation.