Accelerator Technology

Superconducting RF

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RPPE058 Successful RF and Cryogenic Tests of the SOLEIL Cryomodule 3438
  • P. Marchand, M. Louvet, M. Louvet-Monsanglant, K. Tavakoli, C. Thomas-Madec
    SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette
  • L. Arnaudon, O. Brunner, R. Losito, P. Maesen, E. Montesinos, G. Pechaud, M.P. Prax
    CERN, Geneva
  • P. Bosland, P. Bredy, S. Chel, G. Devanz
    CEA/DSM/DAPNIA, Gif-sur-Yvette
  In the Storage Ring (SR) of the Synchrotron SOLEIL light source, two cryomodules will provide the maximum power of 600 kW required at the nominal energy of 2.75 GeV with the full beam current of 500 mA and all the insertion devices. A cryomodule prototype, housing two 352 MHz superconducting single-cell cavities with strong damping of the Higher Order Modes has been built and successfully tested in the ESRF. Even though the achieved performance (3 MV and 380 kW) does meet the SOLEIL requirement for the first year of operation, it was decided to upgrade the cryomodule prototype before its implementation in the SR. Modifications of the internal cryogenic system as well as the input power and dipolar HOM couplers required complete disassembling, reassembling and testing of the cryomodule, which were carried out at CERN. This refurbishment program, which was achieved in the framework of a collaboration between SOLEIL, CEA and CERN, is reported in this paper. A second cryomodule, similar to the modified prototype, is under manufacturing and will be implemented in the SR by the end of 2006.  
RPPE059 Measurements of Epsilon and Mu of Lossy Materials for the Cryogenic HOM Load 3462
  • V.D. Shemelin, H. Padamsee
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • M. Liepe
    Cornell University, Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics, Ithaca, New York
  Funding: Supported by Cornell University

In high current storage rings with superconducting cavities strong broadband HOM damping has been achieved by using beam-pipe ferrite loads, located at room temperature. Adopting the same damping concept for the ERL with RF absorbers between the cavities in a cavity string will require operating the absorbers at a temperature of about 80 K. This temperature is high enough to intercept HOM power with good cryogenic efficiency, and is low enough to simplify the thermal transition to the cavities at 2 K. However the electromagetic properties of possible absorber materials were not well known at cryogenic temperatures. We performed a measurement program at Cornell to find possible absorbers for HOMs in the ERL. Measurements were done for 10 different materials in the range from 1 to 40 GHz.

RPPE060 Overview of SNS Cryomodule Performance 3496
  • M. A. Drury, E. Daly, G.K. Davis, J.R. Delayen, C. Grenoble, W.R. Hicks, K. King, T. Plawski, T. Powers, J.P. Preble, H. Wang, M. Wiseman
    Jefferson Lab, Newport News, Virginia
  Funding: Supported by U.S. DOE Contract Nos. DE-AC05-84ER40150.

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerating Facility (Jefferson Lab) has completed production of 24 Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) cryomodules for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) superconducting linac. This includes one medium-beta (0.61) prototype, eleven medium-beta and twelve high-beta (0.81) production cryomodules. Ten medium-beta cryomodules as well as two high beta cryomodules have undergone complete operational performance testing in the Cryomodule Test Facility at Jefferson Lab. The set of tests includes measurements of maximum gradient, unloaded Q (Q0), microphonics, and response to Lorentz forces. The Qext’s of the various couplers are measured and the behavior of the higher order mode couplers is examined. The mechanical and piezo tuners are also characterized. The results of these performance tests will be discussed in this paper.

RPPE061 SRF Accelerator Technology Transfer Experience from the Achievement of the SNS Cryomodule Production Run 3517
  • J. Hogan, T.C. Cannella, E. Daly, M. A. Drury, J.F. Fischer, T. Hiatt, P. Kneisel, J. Mammosser, J.P. Preble, T.E. Whitlatch, K. Wilson, M. Wiseman
    Jefferson Lab, Newport News, Virginia
  This paper will discuss the technology transfer aspect of superconducting RF expertise, as it pertains to cryomodule production, beginning with the original design requirements through testing and concluding with product delivery to the end user. The success of future industrialization, of accelerator systems, is dependent upon a focused effort on accelerator technology transfer. Over the past twenty years the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) has worked with industry to successfully design, manufacture, test and commission more superconducting RF cryomodules than any other entity in the United States. The most recent accomplishment of Jefferson Lab has been the successful production of twenty-four cryomodules designed for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). Jefferson Lab was chosen, by the United States Department of Energy, to provide the superconducting portion of the SNS linac due to its reputation as a primary resource for SRF expertise. The successful partnering with, and development of, industrial resources to support the fabrication of the superconducting RF cryomodules for SNS by Jefferson Lab will be the focus of this paper.  
RPPE062 The Use of Integrated Electronic Data Capture and Analysis for Accelerator Construction and Commissioning: Pansophy from the SNS Towards the ILC 3556
  • J.P. Ozelis, V. Bookwalter, B.D. Madre, C.E. Reece
    Jefferson Lab, Newport News, Virginia
  Funding: Work supported by U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC05-84ER40150.

Jefferson Lab has extensively used a proprietary web-based system (Pansophy) that integrates commercial database, data analysis, document archiving and retrieval, and user interface software, as a coherent knowledge management product during the construction of the cryomodules for the SNS Superconducting Linac, providing elements of process and procedure control, data capture and review, and data mining and analysis. With near real-time and potentially global access to production data, process monitoring and performance analyses could be pursued in a timely manner, providing crucial feedback. The extensibility, portability, and accessibility of Pansophy via universally available software components provide the essential features needed in any information and project management system capable of meeting the needs of future accelerator construction efforts, requiring an unprecedented level of regional and international coordination and collaboration, to which Pansophy is well suited.

RPPE063 Concepts for the JLab Ampere-Class CW Cryomodule 3588
  • R.A. Rimmer, E. Daly, J. Henry, W.R. Hicks, J.P. Preble, M. Stirbet, H. Wang, K. Wilson, G. Wu
    Jefferson Lab, Newport News, Virginia
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by SURA, Inc. under Contract No. DE-AC05-84ER-40150 with the U.S. Department of Energy, and by The Office of Naval Research under contract to the Dept. of Energy.

We describe the concepts and developments underway at JLab as part of the program to develop a new CW cryomodule capable of transporting ampere-level beam currents in a compact FEL. Requirements include real-estate gradient of at least 10 MV/m and very strong HOM damping to push BBU thresholds up by two or more orders of magnitude compared to existing designs. Cavity shape, HOM damping, power couplers, tuners etc. are being designed and optimized for this application. Cavity considerations include a large iris for beam halo, low-RF losses, HOM frequencies and Q’s, low peak surface fields, field flatness and microphonics. Module considerations include high packing factor, low static heat leak, image current heating of beam-line components, cost and maintainability. This module is being developed for the next generation ERL based high power FELs but may be useful for other applications such as electron cooling, electron-ion colliders, industrial processing etc.

RPPE064 Development of a Cryogenic Radiation Detector for Mapping Radio Frequency Superconducting Cavity Field Emissions 3627
  • D.W. Dotson, J. Mammosser
    Jefferson Lab, Newport News, Virginia
  Funding: Work supported by: U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-84er4015.

There is a relationship between field emissions in a Super Conducting RF cavity and the production of radiation (mostly X-rays). External (room temperature) detectors are shielded from the onset of low energy X-rays by the vacuum and cryogenic stainless steel module walls. An internal measuring system for mapping field emissions would assist scientists and engineers in perfecting surface deposition and acid washing module surfaces. Two measurement systems are undergoing cryogenic testing at JLab. One is an active CsI photodiode array and the second is an X-ray film camera. The CsI array has operated sucessfully in a cavity in liquid Helium but saturated at higher power due to scattering in the cavity. A shield with an aperature similar to the X-ray film detector is being designed for the next series of tests which will be completed before PAC-05.

RPPE067 Design and Fabrication of an FEL Injector Cryomodule 3724
  • J. Rathke, A. Ambrosio, H. Bluem, M.D. Cole, E. Peterson, T. Schultheiss, A.M.M. Todd
    AES, Medford, NY
  • I.E. Campisi, E. Daly, J. Hogan, J. Mammosser, G. Neil, J.P. Preble, R.A. Rimmer, C.H. Rode, T.E. Whitlatch, M. Wiseman
    Jefferson Lab, Newport News, Virginia
  • J.S. Sekutowicz
    DESY, Hamburg
  Funding: This work is supported by NAVSEA, MDA, and SMDC.

Advanced Energy Systems has recently completed the design of a four cavity cryomodule for use as an FEL injector accelerator on the JLAB Injector Test Stand. Fabrication is nearing completion. Four 748.5 MHz single cell superconducting cavities have been completed and are currently at Jefferson Lab for final processing and test prior to integration in the module. This paper will review the design and fabrication of the cavities and cryomodule.

RPPE068 A Magnetostrictive Tuning System for Particle Accelerators 3762
  • C.-Y. Tai, J. Cormier, W. J. Espinola, Z. Han, C.H. Joshi, A. Mavanur, L.M. Racz
    Energen, Inc., Lowell, Massachusetts
  • E. Daly, G.K. Davis
    Jefferson Lab, Newport News, Virginia
  • K.W. Shepard
    ANL, Argonne, Illinois
  Funding: This work is supported by DOE SBIR Program DE-FG02-03ER83648.

Energen, Inc. has designed, built, and demonstrated several fast and slow tuners based on its magnetostrictive actuators and stepper motor. These tuners are designed for Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) cavities, which are important structures in particle accelerators that support a wide spectrum of disciplines, including nuclear and high-energy physics and free electron lasers (FEL). In the past two years, Energen’s work has focused on magnetostrictive fast tuners for microphonics and Lorentz detuning compensation on elliptical-cell and spoke-loaded cavities, including the capability for real-time closed-loop control. These tuners were custom designed to meet specific requirements, which included a few to 100 micron stroke range, hundreds to kilohertz operation frequency, and cryogenic temperature operation in vacuum or liquid helium. These tuners have been tested in house and at different laboratories, such as DESY, Argonne National Lab, and Jefferson Lab. Some recent results are presented in this paper.