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Title: Gridded thermionic gun and integral superconducting ballistic bunch compression cavity

Abstract

Electron-Ion colliders such as the Medium energy Electron Ion Collider (MEIC) being developed by JLAB require high current electrons with low energy spread for electron cooling of the collider ring. Accelerator techniques for improving bunch charge, average current, emittance, and energy spread are required for Energy Recovery Linacs (ERLs) and Circulator Rings (CR) for next generation colliders for nuclear physics experiments. Example candidates include thermionic-cathode electron guns with RF accelerating structures. Thermionic cathodes are known to produce high currents and have excellent lifetime. The success of the IR and THz Free-Electron Laser (FEL) designed and installed by Advanced Energy Systems at the Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) of the Max Planck Society in Berlin [1,2] demonstrates that gridded thermionic cathodes and rf systems be considered for next generation collider technology. In Phase 1 Advanced Energy Systems (AES) developed and analyzed a design concept using a superconducting cavity pair and gridded thermionic cathode. Analysis included Beam Dynamics and thermal analysis to show that a design of this type is feasible. The latest design goals for the MEIC electron cooler were for electron bunches of 420 pC at a frequency of 952.6 MHz with a magnetic field on the cathode of 2kG. Thismore » field magnetizes the beam imparting angular momentum that provides for helical motion of the electrons in the cooling solenoid. The helical motion increases the interaction time and improves the cooling efficiency. A coil positioned around the cathode providing 2kG field was developed. Beam dynamics simulations were run to develop the particle dynamics near the cathode and grid. Lloyd Young added capability to Tstep to include space charge effects between two plates and include image charge effects from the grid. He also added new pepper-pot geometry capability to account for honeycomb grids. These additions were used to develop the beam dynamics for this gun. The general design is a modified ballistic compression cavity pair with two independently powered cells [3]. The first is a cathode cell that includes the thermionic cathode and grid to provide for beam bunching. The second is a full cell with independent phasing and field levels designed to minimize energy spread. The primary goal for Phase II is to manufacture a superconducting gun with a thermionic cathode and imbedded coil. The system developed here is applicable to many high current electron accelerators. The analysis and design constraints imposed by the magnetized cathode make the cathode system developed here more complicated and limited than one without the magnetized beam constraints. High power ERLs would benefit by a gun with the capabilities shown here, 400 mA or more of current. ERLs hold great promise for electron cooling experiments, advanced light sources and Free Electron Lasers. This high current electron injector is a technological advance that will place the requirements for an ERL capable of providing quality bunches needed for cooling within the MEIC circulator ring within reach. This injector would have application to future ERLs around the world.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Advanced Energy Systems, Inc., Medford, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Advanced Energy Systems, Inc., Medford, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1326465
Report Number(s):
AES-FR-15-0018
TRN: US1801793
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0013275
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BEAM BUNCHING; ELECTRONS; CATHODES; ELECTRON COOLING; THERMIONICS; electron-ion collider: electron injector: superconducting cavities; High Current

Citation Formats

Schultheiss, Thomas. Gridded thermionic gun and integral superconducting ballistic bunch compression cavity. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1326465.
Schultheiss, Thomas. Gridded thermionic gun and integral superconducting ballistic bunch compression cavity. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1326465
Schultheiss, Thomas. Mon . "Gridded thermionic gun and integral superconducting ballistic bunch compression cavity". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1326465. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1326465.
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author = {Schultheiss, Thomas},
abstractNote = {Electron-Ion colliders such as the Medium energy Electron Ion Collider (MEIC) being developed by JLAB require high current electrons with low energy spread for electron cooling of the collider ring. Accelerator techniques for improving bunch charge, average current, emittance, and energy spread are required for Energy Recovery Linacs (ERLs) and Circulator Rings (CR) for next generation colliders for nuclear physics experiments. Example candidates include thermionic-cathode electron guns with RF accelerating structures. Thermionic cathodes are known to produce high currents and have excellent lifetime. The success of the IR and THz Free-Electron Laser (FEL) designed and installed by Advanced Energy Systems at the Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) of the Max Planck Society in Berlin [1,2] demonstrates that gridded thermionic cathodes and rf systems be considered for next generation collider technology. In Phase 1 Advanced Energy Systems (AES) developed and analyzed a design concept using a superconducting cavity pair and gridded thermionic cathode. Analysis included Beam Dynamics and thermal analysis to show that a design of this type is feasible. The latest design goals for the MEIC electron cooler were for electron bunches of 420 pC at a frequency of 952.6 MHz with a magnetic field on the cathode of 2kG. This field magnetizes the beam imparting angular momentum that provides for helical motion of the electrons in the cooling solenoid. The helical motion increases the interaction time and improves the cooling efficiency. A coil positioned around the cathode providing 2kG field was developed. Beam dynamics simulations were run to develop the particle dynamics near the cathode and grid. Lloyd Young added capability to Tstep to include space charge effects between two plates and include image charge effects from the grid. He also added new pepper-pot geometry capability to account for honeycomb grids. These additions were used to develop the beam dynamics for this gun. The general design is a modified ballistic compression cavity pair with two independently powered cells [3]. The first is a cathode cell that includes the thermionic cathode and grid to provide for beam bunching. The second is a full cell with independent phasing and field levels designed to minimize energy spread. The primary goal for Phase II is to manufacture a superconducting gun with a thermionic cathode and imbedded coil. The system developed here is applicable to many high current electron accelerators. The analysis and design constraints imposed by the magnetized cathode make the cathode system developed here more complicated and limited than one without the magnetized beam constraints. High power ERLs would benefit by a gun with the capabilities shown here, 400 mA or more of current. ERLs hold great promise for electron cooling experiments, advanced light sources and Free Electron Lasers. This high current electron injector is a technological advance that will place the requirements for an ERL capable of providing quality bunches needed for cooling within the MEIC circulator ring within reach. This injector would have application to future ERLs around the world.},
doi = {10.2172/1326465},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {11}
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