Design of the High Current Linac of spes project

A. Pisent, M. Comunian, A. Palmieri, Enrico Fagotti, P.A. Posocco, F. Grespan

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The proposed driver, composed by a four vanes RFQ and an Alvarez DTL, generates a high intensity beam, for an average current of 1.5 mA and an energy of 43 MeV, upgradable to 95 MeV. The high rep rate (50 Hz) is necessary for the correct mechanical behavior of the target. The accelerator is composed by the source TRIPS, built at LNS and now in operation at LNL, by the RFQ of TRASCO research program (5 MeV 30 mA), very advanced in the construction, and by a normal conducting Drift Tube Linac (DTL). This last accelerating structure is the same proposed for LINAC4 at CERN. A prototype of this structure, of interest for both projects, is in construction in Italy with the joint effort of CERN and LNL. The RFQ and the two tanks of the DTL are fed by 3 klystrons; the first one, with a power of 1.3 MW, is already at LNL, while the other two with a power of 2.5 MW each are the same adopted for LINAC4. The power supply of the RF system (50 Hz 0.6 ms) has been evaluated in details on the bases of the system in operation for the Japanese project JPARC. This paper illustrates the physical design and beam dynamics studies of this linac.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event11th European Particle Accelerator Conference, EPAC 2008 - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …


Conference11th European Particle Accelerator Conference, EPAC 2008
Period1/1/08 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Pisent, A., Comunian, M., Palmieri, A., Fagotti, E., Posocco, P. A., & Grespan, F. (2008). Design of the High Current Linac of spes project. Paper presented at 11th European Particle Accelerator Conference, EPAC 2008, Italy.