Physics design of front ends for superconducting ion linacs

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Superconducting (SC) technology is the only option for CW linacs and is also an attractive option for pulsed linacs. SC cavities are routinely used for proton and H{sup -} beam acceleration above 185 MeV. Successful development of SC cavities covering the lower velocity range (down to 0.03c) is a very strong basis for the application of SC structures in the front ends of high energy linacs. Lattice design and related high-intensity beam physics issues in a {approx}400 MeV linac that uses SC cavities will be presented in this talk. In particular, axially-symmetric focusing by SC solenoids provides strong control of ... continued below

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Ostroumov, P.N.; /Argonne; Carneiro, J.-P. & /Fermilab September 1, 2008.

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Superconducting (SC) technology is the only option for CW linacs and is also an attractive option for pulsed linacs. SC cavities are routinely used for proton and H{sup -} beam acceleration above 185 MeV. Successful development of SC cavities covering the lower velocity range (down to 0.03c) is a very strong basis for the application of SC structures in the front ends of high energy linacs. Lattice design and related high-intensity beam physics issues in a {approx}400 MeV linac that uses SC cavities will be presented in this talk. In particular, axially-symmetric focusing by SC solenoids provides strong control of beam space charge and a compact focusing lattice. As an example, we discuss the SC front end of the H{sup -} linac for the FNAL Proton Driver.

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-CONF-08-363-APC
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 939204
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Ostroumov, P.N.; /Argonne; Carneiro, J.-P. & /Fermilab. Physics design of front ends for superconducting ion linacs, article, September 1, 2008; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc902699/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.