Author: Mallik, C.
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WEPS070 Commissioning Status of Kolkata Superconducting Cyclotron 2664
  • C. Mallik, R.K. Bhandari
    DAE/VECC, Calcutta, India
  After completing the construction of the K~500 superconducting cyclotron at Kolkata, the internal beam acceleration was accomplished in August 2009 and several tests were conducted to confirm the acceleration. Earlier the superconducting magnet using Nb-Ti superconductor with 300 litre liquid helium cryostat and 80 tonne iron was commissioned and field mapped. The radiofrequency system spanning 9-27 MHz and with three independent resonators were integrated into the machine. Some difficulties were experienced with achieving the voltage related to ceramic failures. Finally, ~50 kV on the dees have been achieved with reasonable phase stability between the three dees. The cyclotron uses a 14 GHz external ECR ion source and the beam is injected through 28 metre long injection line. Till date several beams like neon, argon, nitrogen, oxygen etc. have been accelerated mostly in analogous mode and at around 14 MHz frequency and ~32 kG field. Valuable experience has been obtained with various systems. The paper would describe the experience with different subsystems and beam acceleration experience. Presently, beam extraction is being tried and will be achieved shortly.