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Monte-Carlo-Simulation des Strahlungstransports im Strahlerkopf eines Elektronenlinearbeschleunigers; The Monte Carlo Simulation of the radiation transport in the Radiation head of an electron linear accelerator

Haryanto, Freddy
Fonte: Universidade de Tubinga Publicador: Universidade de Tubinga
Tipo: Dissertação
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Dok. 1: Dissertation - Textteil Dok. 2 - 5: Anhänge ********************************* Diese Arbeit wurde verfasst, um einen Strahlerkopf für den Strahlungstransport von 6 MV und 15 MV Röntgenstrahlung anhand des Monte-Carlo-Verfahrens zu modellieren. Gestützt auf die Ergebnisse der Arbeit, kann die Dosisberechnung bei Bestrahlungstechniken, insbesondere bei solchen mit fluenzmodulierten Strahlenfeldern, mit der für die klinische Anwendung erforderlichen Genauigkeit durchgeführt werden. Darüber hinaus finden die mit diesen Modellen durchgeführten Simulationen Verwendung, um die entsprechenden Messungen zu verifizieren oder um die bei den Messungen gefundenen Phänomene zu erklären. Zu Beginn wurden sechs Modelle für jede Strahlungsqualität entworfen. Die Parameter der Elektronenquelle wurden für alle sechs Modelle variiert, um die Einflüsse der Parameter der Elektronenquelle auf die Strahlungsfeldgrößen für Röntgenstrahlung und auf die Dosisverteilung im Wasserphantom beobachten zu können. Dabei ergaben sich folgende Resultate : Die Energie der Elektronenquelle spielt eine wichtige Rolle sowohl für die Strahlungsfeldgrößen für Röntgenstrahlung als auch für die Dosisverteilung im Wasserphantom. Die Elektronenenergie beeinflusst nicht nur die Zahl der auf den Phasenraum treffenden Photonen...

Linear IFMIF prototype accelerator (LIPAc) control system: design and development

Calvo Pinto, Julio
Fonte: Universidade Carlos III de Madrid Publicador: Universidade Carlos III de Madrid
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Distributed real time control systems in scientific instruments, such as particle accelerators or telescopes, have emerged as a solution to control multiple interconnected devices, which required constant attention and observation, along with a complete integration of each of its parts. This enhancement is provided by the intense technological development that control devices have suffered in recent years. With respect to the control software, libraries and applications have also emerged in recent times. These sets of tools have been developed collaboratively in various laboratories and research centers worldwide. Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS), a set of open source tools capable of controlling most of the devices necessary to operate a particle accelerator, can be pointed as a prime example of this progress. This thesis presents the design and development of the EPICS based control system for Linear IFMIF1 Prototype Accelerator (LIPAc), which construction involves several countries and it is currently being carried out in Rokkasho, Japan. LIPAc comprises a succession of devices and systems that focus and accelerate deuteron beam to an energy of 9 MeV with a current of 125mA, developing a previously unobtainable power of 1.125MW for that given energy. Therefore...

Enhancement of electron energy to multi-GeV regime by a dual-stage laser-wakefield accelerator pumped by petawatt laser pulses

Kim, Hyung Taek; Pae, Ki Hong; Cha, Hyuk Jin; Kim, I Jong; Yu, Tae Jun; Sung, Jae Hee; Lee, Seong Ku; Jeong, Tae Moon; Lee, Jongmin
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Laser wakefield acceleration offers the promise of a compact electron accelerator for generating a multi-GeV electron beam using the huge field gradient induced by an intense laser pulse, compared to conventional rf accelerators. However, the energy and quality of the electron beam from the laser wakefield accelerator have been limited by the power of the driving laser pulses and interaction properties in the target medium. Recent progress in laser technology has resulted in the realization of a petawatt (PW) femtosecond laser, which offers new capabilities for research on laser wakefield acceleration. Here, we present a significant increase in laser-driven electron energy to the multi-GeV level by utilizing a 30-fs, 1-PW laser system. In particular, a dual-stage laser wakefield acceleration scheme (injector and accelerator scheme) was applied to boost electron energies to over 3 GeV with a single PW laser pulse. Three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations corroborate the multi-GeV electron generation from the dual-stage laser wakefield accelerator driven by PW laser pulses.

Accelerator Technology for the Mankind

Sultansoy, Saleh
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 07/11/2006 Português
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Particle accelerators technology is one of the generic technologies which is locomotive of the development in almost all fields of science and technology. According to the U.S. Department of Energy: "Accelerators underpin every activity of the Office of Science and, increasingly, of the entire scientific enterprise. From biology to medicine, from materials to metallurgy, from elementary particles to the cosmos, accelerators provide the microscopic information that forms the basis for scientific understanding and applications. The combination of ground and satellite based observatories and particle accelerators will advance our understanding of our world, our galaxy, our universe, and ourselves." Because of this, accelerator technology should become widespread all over the world. Existing situation shows that a large portion of the world, namely the South and Mid-East, is poor on the accelerator technology. UNESCO has recognized this deficit and started SESAME project in Mid-East, namely Jordan. Turkic Accelerator Complex (TAC) project is more comprehensive and ambitious project, from the point of view of it includes light sources, particle physics experiments and proton and secondary beam applications. At this stage, TAC project includes: Linac-ring type charm factory Synchrotron light source based on positron ring Free electron laser based on electron linac GeV scale proton accelerator TAC-Test Facility. First part of this presentation is devoted to general status of particle accelerators around the world. The second part deal with the status of the TAC proposal.; Comment: Invited Talk at the Fourth Eurasian Conference on Nuclear Science and its Applications...

Coupling of Laser-Generated Electrons with Conventional Accelerator Devices

Antici, P.; Bacci, A.; Benedetti, C.; Chiadroni, E.; Ferrario, M.; Lancia, L.; Migliorati, M.; Mostacci, A.; Palumbo, L.; Rossi, A. R.; Serafini, L.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 15/12/2011 Português
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Laser-based electron acceleration is attracting strong interest from the conventional accelerator community due to its outstanding characteristics in terms of high initial energy, low emittance and high beam current. Unfortunately, such beams are currently not comparable to those of conventional accelerators, limiting their use for the manifold applications that a traditional accelerator can have. Besides working on the plasma source itself, a promising approach to shape the laser-generated beams is coupling them with conventional accelerator elements in order to benefit from both, a versatile electron source and a controllable beam. In this paper we show that some parameters commonly used by the particle accelerator community must be reconsidered when dealing with laser-plasma beams. Starting from the parameters of laser-generated electrons which can be obtained nowadays by conventional multi hundred TW laser systems, we compare different conventional magnetic lattices able to capture and transport those GeV electrons. From this comparison we highlight some important limit of the state-of-the-art plasma generated electrons with respect to conventional accelerator ones. Eventually we discuss an application of such beams in undulators for Free Electron Lasers (FELs)...

A New Type of Plasma Wakefield Accelerator Driven by Magnetowaves

Chen, Pisin; Chang, Feng-Yin; Lin, Guey-Lin; Noble, Robert J.; Sydora, Richard
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 22/08/2008 Português
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We present a new concept for a plasma wakefield accelerator driven by magnetowaves (MPWA). This concept was originally proposed as a viable mechanism for the "cosmic accelerator" that would accelerate cosmic particles to ultra high energies in the astrophysical setting. Unlike the more familiar Plasma Wakefield Accelerator (PWFA) and the Laser Wakefield Accelerator (LWFA) where the drivers, the charged-particle beam and the laser, are independently existing entities, MPWA invokes the high-frequency and high-speed whistler mode as the driver, which is a medium wave that cannot exist outside of the plasma. Aside from the difference in drivers, the underlying mechanism that excites the plasma wakefield via the ponderomotive potential is common. Our computer simulations show that under appropriate conditions, the plasma wakefield maintains very high coherence and can sustain high-gradient acceleration over many plasma wavelengths. We suggest that in addition to its celestial application, the MPWA concept can also be of terrestrial utility. A proof-of-principle experiment on MPWA would benefit both terrestrial and celestial accelerator concepts.; Comment: revtex4, 4 pages, 6 figures

The Conversion of CESR to Operate as the Test Accelerator, CesrTA, Part 2: Vacuum Modifications

Billing, M. G.; Li, Y.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Cornell's electron/positron storage ring (CESR) was modified over a series of accelerator shutdowns beginning in May 2008, which substantially improves its capability for research and development for particle accelerators. CESR's energy span from 1.8 to 5.6 GeV with both electrons and positrons makes it ideal for the study of a wide spectrum of accelerator physics issues and instrumentation related to present light sources and future lepton damping rings. Additionally a number of these are also relevant for the beam physics of proton accelerators. This paper, the second in a series of four, discusses the modifications of the vacuum system necessary for the conversion of CESR to the test accelerator, CesrTA, enhanced to study such subjects as low emittance tuning methods, electron cloud (EC) effects, intra-beam scattering, fast ion instabilities as well as general improvements to beam instrumentation. A separate paper describes the vacuum system modifications of the superconducting wigglers to accommodate the diagnostic instrumentation for the study of EC behavior within wigglers. While the initial studies of CesrTA focussed on questions related to the International Linear Collider (ILC) damping ring design, CesrTA is a very flexible storage ring...

The Advanced Superconducting Test Accelerator (ASTA) at Fermilab: A User-Driven Facility Dedicated to Accelerator Science \& Technology

Piot, P.; Shiltsev, V.; Nagaitsev, S.; Church, M.; Garbincius, P.; Henderson, S.; Leibfritz, J.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 01/04/2013 Português
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Fermilab is currently constructing a superconducting electron linac that will eventually serve as the backbone of a user-driven facility for accelerator science. This contribution describes the accelerator and summarizes the enabled research thrusts. A detailed description of the facility can be found at [\url{http://apc.fnal.gov/programs2/ASTA_TEMP/index.shtml}].; Comment: 3 pages, submitted as a White Paper to the "Accelerator Technology Testbeds and Test Beams" working group of the Snowmass on the Mississippi meeting (Minneapolis, 7/29 - 8/6 2013)

Minimization of Transverse Wakefields in the NLC Accelerator Structures

Jones, R. M.; Miller, R. H.; Wang, J. W
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 16/08/2002 Português
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The progress of a multiple bunches of electrons through several thousand accelerator structures results in a wakefield which if left unchecked will kick successive bunches off the axis of the accelerator and can at the very least dilute the final luminosity of the final colliding beams, or at worst can lead to a BBU (Beam Break Up) instability. In order to damp the wakefields to acceptable levels for travelling wave structures we detune the frequencies of the cells and we couple out the field to four adjacent manifolds. Optimizing the manifold-cell coupling for several hundred cells and changing the bandwidth parameters of the distribution has in previous structures been achieved by a process of trial and error. Here, we report on an optimized Fortran code that has been specifically written with the aim minimizing the sum of the squares of the RMS and standard deviation of the sum wakefield. Sparse matrix techniques are employed to reduce the computational time required for each frequency step. The wakefield is minimized whilst ensuring that no significant local surface heating occurs due to slots cuts into the accelerator cells to couple out the wakefield.; Comment: 4 pages including title. This SLAC-PUB-9407 and has been submitted to The XXI International Linear Accelerator Conference (LINAC2002)...

Development of the Low Energy Accelerator for Komac

Choi, B. H.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 18/08/2000 Português
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KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) has been performing the project named KOMAC (Korea Multi-purpose Accelerator Complex) within the frame work of national mid and long term nuclear research plan. The final objectives of KOMAC is to build a 20-MW (1 GeV and 20 mA) cw (100% duty factor) proton linear accelerator. As the first stage, the low energy accelerator up to 20 MeV is being developed in KTF (KOMAC Test Facility). The low energy accelerator consists of an injector, RFQ, CCDTL, and RF systems. The proton injector with Duoplasmatron ion source has been developed, and the LEBT with solenoid lens is under development. The RFQ linac that will accelerate a 20mA proton beam from 50keV to 3MeV has been designed and is being fabricated. The RF system for RFQ is being developed, and the CCDTL up to 20MeV is being designed. The status of the low energy accelerator will be presented.; Comment: jpg color version of all figures separated listed. Linac 2000 Conference paper ID No. TUD21

Beam Physics of Integrable Optics Test Accelerator at Fermilab

Nagaitsev, S.; Valishev, A.; Danilov, V. V.; Shatilov, D. N.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 28/01/2013 Português
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Fermilab's Integrable Optics Test Accelerator is an electron storage ring designed for testing advanced accelerator physics concepts, including implementation of nonlinear integrable beam optics and experiments on optical stochastic cooling. The machine is currently under construction at the Advanced Superconducting Test Accelerator facility. In this report we present the goals and the current status of the project, and describe the details of machine design. In particular, we concentrate on numerical simulations setting the requirements on the design and supporting the choice of machine parameters.; Comment: 3 pp. 3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2012) 20-25 May 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana

Status and Plans for a Superconducting RF Accelerator Test Facility at Fermilab

Leibfritz, J.; Andrews, R.; Baffes, C. M.; Carlson, K.; Chase, B.; Church, M. D.; Harms, E. R.; Klebaner, A. L.; Kucera, M.; Martinez, A.; Nagaitsev, S.; Nobrega, L. E.; Piot, P.; Reid, J.; Wendt, M.; Wesseln, S. J.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 29/01/2013 Português
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The Advanced Superconducting Test Acccelerator (ASTA) is being constructed at Fermilab. The existing New Muon Lab (NML) building is being converted for this facility. The accelerator will consist of an electron gun, injector, beam acceleration section consisting of 3 TTF-type or ILC-type cryomodules, multiple downstream beamlines for testing diagnostics and conducting various beam tests, and a high power beam dump. When completed, it is envisioned that this facility will initially be capable of generating a 750-MeV electron beam with ILC beam intensity. An expansion of this facility was recently completed that will provide the capability to upgrade the accelerator to a total beam energy of 1.5-GeV. Two new buildings were also constructed adjacent to the ASTA facility to house a new cryogenic plant and multiple superconducting RF (SRF) cryomodule test stands. In addition to testing accelerator components, this facility will be used to test RF power systems, instrumentation, and control systems for future SRF accelerators such as the ILC and Project-X. This paper describes the current status and overall plans for this facility.; Comment: 4 pp. 3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2012) 20-25 May 2012, New Orleans...

Design and Simulation of IOTA - a Novel Concept of Integrable Optics Test Accelerator

Nagaitsev, S.; Valishev, A.; Danilov, V. V.; Shatilov, D. N.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 29/01/2013 Português
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The use of nonlinear lattices with large betatron tune spreads can increase instability and space charge thresholds due to improved Landau damping. Unfortunately, the majority of nonlinear accelerator lattices turn out to be nonintegrable, producing chaotic motion and a complex network of stable and unstable resonances. Recent advances in finding the integrable nonlinear accelerator lattices have led to a proposal to construct at Fermilab a test accelerator with strong nonlinear focusing which avoids resonances and chaotic particle motion. This presentation will outline the main challenges, theoretical design solutions and construction status of the Integrable Optics Test Accelerator underway at Fermilab.; Comment: 4 pp. 3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2012) 20-25 May 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana

ASTA at Fermilab: Accelerator Physics and Accelerator Education Programs at the Modern Accelerator R&D Users Facility for HEP and Accelerator Applications

Shiltsev, V.; Piot, P.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 18/09/2014 Português
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We present the current and planned beam physics research program and accelerator education program at Advanced Superconducting Test Accelerator (ASTA) at Fermilab.; Comment: 3 p. Presented at North American Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC 2013) Conference

Conception design of helium ion FFAG accelerator with induction accelerating cavity

Huan-li, Luo; Yu-cun, Xu; Xiang-qi, Wang; Hong-Liang, Xu
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 12/05/2013 Português
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In the recent decades of particle accelerator R&D area, fixed field alternating gradient (FFAG) accelerator has become a highlight for some advantages of its higher beam intensity and lower cost, although there are still some technical challenges. In this paper, FFAG accelerator is adopted to accelerate helium ion beam on the one hand for the study of helium embrittlement on fusion reactor envelope material and on the other hand for promoting the conception research and design of FFAG accelerator and exploring the possibility of developing high power FFAG accelerators. The conventional period focusing unit of helium ion FFAG accelerator and three-dimensional model of the large aperture combinatorial magnet by OPERA-TOSCA are given. For low energy and low revolution frequency, induction acceleration is proposed to replace conventional radio frequency(RF) acceleration for helium ion FFAG accelerator, which avoids the potential breakdown of acceleration field caused by wake field and improves the acceleration repetition frequency to gain higher beam intensity. The main parameters and three-dimensional model of induction cavity are given. Two special constraint waveforms are proposed to refrain from particle accelerating time slip({\Delta}T) caused by accelerating voltage drop of flat top and energy deviation. The particle longitudinal motion in two waveforms is simulated.

A multi beam proton accelerator

Dolya, S. N.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 09/09/2015 Português
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The article considers a proton accelerator containing seven independent beams arranged on the accelerator radius. The current in each beam is one hundred milliamps. The initial part of the accelerator consists of shielded spiral waveguides assembled in the common screen. The frequency of the acceleration: three hundred megahertz, high-frequency power twenty-five megawatts, the length of the accelerator six meters. After reaching the proton energy of six megaelektronvolts the protons using lenses with the azimuthal magnetic field are collected in one beam. Further beam acceleration is performed in the array of superconducting cavities tuned to the frequency one and three tenths gigahertz. The acceleration rate is equal to twenty megavolt per meter, the high-frequency power consumption fifteen megawatts per meter.; Comment: 12 pages, 2 figures

The Conversion of CESR to Operate as the Test Accelerator, CesrTA, Part 1: Overview

Billing, M. G.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Cornell's electron/positron storage ring (CESR) was modified over a series of accelerator shutdowns beginning in May 2008, which substantially improves its capability for research and development for particle accelerators. CESR's energy span from 1.8 to 5.6 GeV with both electrons and positrons makes it ideal for the study of a wide spectrum of accelerator physics issues and instrumentation related to present light sources and future lepton damping rings. Additionally a number of these are also relevant for the beam physics of proton accelerators. This paper outlines the motivation, design and conversion of CESR to a test accelerator, CesrTA, enhanced to study such subjects as low emittance tuning methods, electron cloud (EC) effects, intra-beam scattering, fast ion instabilities as well as general improvements to beam instrumentation. While the initial studies of CesrTA focussed on questions related to the International Linear Collider (ILC) damping ring design, CesrTA is a very flexible storage ring, capable of studying a wide range of accelerator physics and instrumentation questions. This paper contains the outline and the basis for a set of papers documenting the reconfiguration of the storage ring and the associated instrumentation required for the studies described above. Further details may be found in these papers.

The Conversion of CESR to Operate as the Test Accelerator, CesrTA, Part 3: Electron Cloud Diagnostics

Billing, M. G.; Conway, J. V.; Crittendan, J. A.; Greenwald, S.; Li, Y.; Meller, R. E.; Strohman, C. R.; Sikora, J. P.; Calvey, J. R.; Palmer, M. A.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 02/12/2015 Português
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Cornell's electron/positron storage ring (CESR) was modified over a series of accelerator shutdowns beginning in May 2008, which substantially improves its capability for research and development for particle accelerators. CESR's energy span from 1.8 to 5.6 GeV with both electrons and positrons makes it ideal for the study of a wide spectrum of accelerator physics issues and instrumentation related to present light sources and future lepton damping rings. Additionally a number of these are also relevant for the beam physics of proton accelerators. This paper is the third in a series of four describing the the conversion of CESR to the test accelerator, CesrTA. The first two papers discuss the overall plan for the conversion of the storage ring to an instrument capable of studying advanced accelerator physics issues and the details of the vacuum system upgrades. This paper focusses on the necessary development of new instrumentation, situated in four dedicated experimental regions, capable of studying such phenomena as electron clouds (ECs) and methods to mitigate EC effects. The fourth paper in this series describes the vacuum system modifications of the superconducting wigglers to accommodate the diagnostic instrumentation for the study of EC behavior within wigglers. While the initial studies of CesrTA focussed on questions related to the International Linear Collider damping ring design...

Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities

The ISS Accelerator Working Group
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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This document summarizes the findings of the Accelerator Working Group (AWG) of the International Scoping Study (ISS) of a Future Neutrino Factory and super-beam Facility. The work of the group took place at three plenary meetings along with three workshops, and an oral summary report was presented at the NuFact06 workshop held at UC-Irvine in August, 2006. The goal was to reach consensus on a baseline design for a Neutrino Factory complex. One aspect of this endeavor was to examine critically the advantages and disadvantages of the various Neutrino Factory schemes that have been proposed in recent years.; Comment: 73 pages, 60 figures

Status and plans for a SRF accelerator test faciliy at Fermilab

Leibfritz, J.; Andrews, R.; Carlson, K.; Chase, B.; Church, M.; Harms, E.; Klebaner, A.; Kucera, M.; Lackey, S.; Martinez, A.; Nagaitsev, S.; Nobrega, L.; Piot, P.; Reid, J.; Wendt, M.; Wesseln, S.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 17/08/2012 Português
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A superconducting RF accelerator test facility is being constructed at Fermilab. The existing New Muon Lab (NML) building is being converted for this facility. The accelerator will consist of an electron gun, injector, beam acceleration section consisting of 3 TTF-type or ILC-type cryomodules, multiple downstream beam lines for testing diagnostics and conducting various beam tests, and a high power beam dump. When completed, it is envisioned that this facility will initially be capable of generating an 810 MeV electron beam with ILC beam intensity. Expansion plans of the facility are underway that will provide the capability to upgrade the accelerator to a total beam energy of 1.5 GeV. In addition to testing accelerator components, this facility will be used to test RF power equipment, instrumentation, LLRF and controls systems for future SRF accelerators such as the ILC and Project-X. This paper describes the current status and overall plans for this facility.; Comment: 4 pp. Particle Accelerator, 24th Conference (PAC'11) 2011. 28 Mar - 1 Apr 2011. New York, USA