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Plostinar, D. C.

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TUPAN114 RF Design Options for a 180 MeV H- Linac for Megawatt Beam Facilities 1643
  • D. C. Plostinar
    STFC/RAL/ASTeC, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon
  Future projects like a neutrino factory or an advanced spallation neutron source require high power proton accelerators capable of producing beams in the multi-MW range. The quality of the beam delivered to the target is very much dictated by the accelerator front end and by the lower energy linac. Prompted by the Front End Test Stand (FETS) under construction at RAL, a new 180 MeV H- linac is being considered as a possible replacement for the aging current 70 MeV ISIS injector, and the same linac has also been included in designs for the proton driver for a possible UK Neutrino Factory. In this paper, different RF design options are analysed and a general layout for the new linac is presented based on two accelerating structures to raise the beam energy from 3 to 180 MeV: a 324 MHz Drift Tube Linac (DTL) making use of commercial Toshiba klystrons, followed by Side Coupled Linac (SCL) with a triple frequency jump at the transition between the two structures.  
TUPAN115 Comparative Study of Beam Dynamics in LINAC4 using CERN and RAL MEBT (Medium Energy Beam Transport) Lines 1646
  • D. C. Plostinar
    STFC/RAL/ASTeC, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon
  • E. Zh. Sargsyan
    CERN, Geneva
  Funding: We acknowledge the support of the European Community-Research Infrastructure Activity under the FP6 "Structuring the European Research Area" program (CARE, Contract No. RII3-CT-2003-506395).

CERN and RAL are working in parallel to develop Front Ends for future particle accelerators. At CERN the Front End will be part of LINAC4, a potential replacement for the Linac2 accelerator, whilst at RAL the Front End is intended to demonstrate that a high current, high quality chopped beam is achievable and that the design could be used as part of a Proton Driver for a future Neutrino Factory. The two Front End designs have many similarities and basically consist of four main components: an H- ion source, a Low Energy Beam Transport (LEBT) matching into a Radio-Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) and a Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) line with a fast beam chopper. The beam choppers are different in the two designs and it is important to compare the effectiveness of the two methods of operation. This paper describes a simulation study of high intensity beam dynamics and beam transport when the RAL and CERN MEBT designs are each fed into the same CERN structure for LINAC4.

TUPAN111 Status Report on the RAL Front End Test Stand 1634
  • J. K. Pozimski
    STFC/RAL, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon
  • J. Alonso, R. Enparantza
    Fundacion Tekniker, Elbr (Guipuzkoa)
  • J. J. Back
    University of Warwick, Coventry
  • J. Bermejo
    Bilbao, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bilbao
  • Y. Cheng, S. Jolly, A. Kurup, P. Savage
    Imperial College of Science and Technology, Department of Physics, London
  • M. A. Clarke-Gayther, A. Daly, D. C. Faircloth, A. P. Letchford
    STFC/RAL/ISIS, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon
  • C. Gabor, D. C. Plostinar
    STFC/RAL/ASTeC, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon
  • J. Lucas
    Elytt Energy, Madrid
  High power proton accelerators (HPPAs) with beam powers in the several megawatt range have many applications including drivers for spallation neutron sources, neutrino factories, waste transmuters and tritium production facilities. The UK's commitment to the development of the next generation of HPPAs is demonstrated by a test stand being constructed in collaboration between RAL, Imperial College London and the University of Warwick. The aim of the RAL Front End Test Stand is to demonstrate that chopped low energy beams of high quality can be produced and is intended to allow generic experiments exploring a variety of operational regimes. This paper describes the status of the RAL Front End Test Stand which consists of five main components: a 60 mA H- ion source, a low energy beam transport, a 324 MHz Radio Frequency Quadrupole accelerator, a high speed beam chopper and a comprehensive suite of diagnostics. The aim is to demonstrate production of a 60 mA, 2 ms, 50 pps, chopped H- beam at 3 MeV.