Commissioning plan for a high-current proton linac

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High-power proton linacs (E>500 MeV) are potentially useful for transmutation applications, such as the production of tritium. In production applications, high availability is essential. Achieving high availability requires an accelerator design that simplifies maintenance and accommodates commissioning procedures designed to minimize tune-up time. These are worthwhile goals for any accelerator, but the very high beam powers (170 MW) and heavy beam loading of the Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) linac introduce significant new challenges. This paper will describe the commissioning plan, as developed to date.

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Chan, K.C.D.; Barber, R.L. & Garnett, R.W. September 1, 1997.

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High-power proton linacs (E>500 MeV) are potentially useful for transmutation applications, such as the production of tritium. In production applications, high availability is essential. Achieving high availability requires an accelerator design that simplifies maintenance and accommodates commissioning procedures designed to minimize tune-up time. These are worthwhile goals for any accelerator, but the very high beam powers (170 MW) and heavy beam loading of the Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) linac introduce significant new challenges. This paper will describe the commissioning plan, as developed to date.

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  • 17. IEEE particle accelerator conference, Vancouver (Canada), 12-16 May 1997

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  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-1735
  • Report No.: CONF-970503--266
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 524862
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693272

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Chan, K.C.D.; Barber, R.L. & Garnett, R.W. Commissioning plan for a high-current proton linac, article, September 1, 1997; New Mexico. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693272/: accessed May 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.