Status of engineering development of CCDTL for accelerator production of tritium

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The Coupled-Cavity Drift Tube Linac (CCDTL) is a relatively new RF accelerator structure which plays a major role in the APT Low-Energy Linac (LEL) design. Engineering development is pushing ahead on several fronts, including thermal management, fabrication procedures, cavity and coupling slot tuning, high-power prototype fabrication and testing, supports and alignment, vacuum, and provisions for beam diagnostics. Fabrication of the CCDTL Low-Beta Hot Model is nearly complete, and high-power RF tests will commence soon. In 1999, the authors will begin the fabrication of 11 meters of CCDTL to be added to the Low-Energy Demonstration Accelerator. In 2001, it will take ... continued below

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Wood, R.L.; Billen, J.H.; Hunter, W.T.; Leslie, P.O.; Roybal, R.J. & Sigler, F.E. December 31, 1998.

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The Coupled-Cavity Drift Tube Linac (CCDTL) is a relatively new RF accelerator structure which plays a major role in the APT Low-Energy Linac (LEL) design. Engineering development is pushing ahead on several fronts, including thermal management, fabrication procedures, cavity and coupling slot tuning, high-power prototype fabrication and testing, supports and alignment, vacuum, and provisions for beam diagnostics. Fabrication of the CCDTL Low-Beta Hot Model is nearly complete, and high-power RF tests will commence soon. In 1999, the authors will begin the fabrication of 11 meters of CCDTL to be added to the Low-Energy Demonstration Accelerator. In 2001, it will take the 100 mA beam from 6.7 MeV to 10.05 MeV, producing the world`s most powerful proton beam. The authors are also starting the design of a CCDTL 96 MeV Hot Model to demonstrate cooling of an intermediate-Beta version of the structure. The 14cm-long, 9cm diameter drift tube has roughly 5kW dissipated on it. This all leads to the final mechanical design of the 113m long CCDTL for the APT plant linac.

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  • 19. international linac conference, Chicago, IL (United States), 23-28 Aug 1998

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  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-3630
  • Report No.: CONF-980827--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 350994
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc685843

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Wood, R.L.; Billen, J.H.; Hunter, W.T.; Leslie, P.O.; Roybal, R.J. & Sigler, F.E. Status of engineering development of CCDTL for accelerator production of tritium, article, December 31, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc685843/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.