Author: Thomas, C.A.
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THDC2 Commissioning of the ESS Front End 225
  • N. Milas, C.S. Derrez, E.M. Donegani, M. Eshraqi, B. Gålander, H. Hassanzadegan, E. Laface, Y. Levinsen, R. Miyamoto, M. Muñoz, E. Nilsson, D.C. Plostinar, A.G. Sosa, R. Tarkeshian, C.A. Thomas
    ESS, Lund, Sweden
  The European Spallation Source, currently under construction in Lund, Sweden, will be the brightest spallation neutron source in the world, when the proton linac driver achieves the design power of 5 MW at 2 GeV beam energy. Such a high power requires production, efficient acceleration, and transport of a high current proton beam with minimal loss. This implies in a challenging design and beam commissioning of this machine. The linac features a long pulse length of 2.86 ms at a relatively low repetition late of 14 Hz. The ESS ion source and low energy beam transport are in-kind contributions from INFN-LNS. Beam commissioning of this section started in September 2018 and continued until early July in 2019. This article presents highlights from a campaign of beam characterizations and optimizations during this beam commissioning stage.  
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About • Received ※ 17 October 2021 — Revised ※ 20 October 2021 — Accepted ※ 22 November 2021 — Issue date ※ 01 December 2021
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