|TUPOR031||Trapped Ion Effects and Mitigation During High Current Operation in the Cornell DC Photoinjector||1735|
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Funding: U.S. Department of Energy (Grant No. DE-SC0012493), National Science Foundation (Award No. NSF-DMR 0807731)
The Cornell high intensity photoinjector reaches a new regime of linac beam parameters where high continuous-wave electron beam currents lead to ion trapping. Above 10 mA, we have observed beam trips that limit stable machine operation to approximately 10-15 minutes. By applying known ion clearing methods, the machine lifetime increases to at least 24 hours of continuous operation, suggesting that trapped ions are the most likely cause of the trips. In this paper we share some of our observations ion trapping in the photoinjector, as well as experimental tests of three common ion mitigation methods: clearing electrodes, beam shaking and bunch gaps.
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