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Title: Heavy ion linear accelerator for radiation damage studies of materials

Abstract

A new eXtreme MATerial (XMAT) research facility is being proposed at Argonne National Laboratory to enable rapid in situ mesoscale bulk analysis of ion radiation damage in advanced materials and nuclear fuels. This facility combines a new heavy-ion accelerator with the existing high-energy X-ray analysis capability of the Argonne Advanced Photon Source. The heavy-ion accelerator and target complex will enable experimenters to emulate the environment of a nuclear reactor making possible the study of fission fragment damage in materials. Material scientists will be able to use the measured material parameters to validate computer simulation codes and extrapolate the response of the material in a nuclear reactor environment. Utilizing a new heavy-ion accelerator will provide the appropriate energies and intensities to study these effects with beam intensities which allow experiments to run over hours or days instead of years. The XMAT facility will use a CW heavy-ion accelerator capable of providing beams of any stable isotope with adjustable energy up to 1.2 MeV/u for U-238(50+) and 1.7 MeV for protons. This energy is crucial to the design since it well mimics fission fragments that provide the major portion of the damage in nuclear fuels. The energy also allows damage to bemore » created far from the surface of the material allowing bulk radiation damage effects to be investigated. The XMAT ion linac includes an electron cyclotron resonance ion source, a normal-conducting radio-frequency quadrupole and four normal-conducting multi-gap quarter-wave resonators operating at 60.625 MHz. This paper presents the 3D multi-physics design and analysis of the accelerating structures and beam dynamics studies of the linac.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science - Office of Nuclear Physics; USDOE Office of Science - Office of Basic Energy Sciences - Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1376718
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 88; Journal Issue: 3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kutsaev, Sergey V., Mustapha, Brahim, Ostroumov, Peter N., Nolen, Jerry, Barcikowski, Albert, Pellin, Michael, and Yacout, Abdellatif. Heavy ion linear accelerator for radiation damage studies of materials. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4978280.
Kutsaev, Sergey V., Mustapha, Brahim, Ostroumov, Peter N., Nolen, Jerry, Barcikowski, Albert, Pellin, Michael, & Yacout, Abdellatif. Heavy ion linear accelerator for radiation damage studies of materials. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4978280.
Kutsaev, Sergey V., Mustapha, Brahim, Ostroumov, Peter N., Nolen, Jerry, Barcikowski, Albert, Pellin, Michael, and Yacout, Abdellatif. Wed . "Heavy ion linear accelerator for radiation damage studies of materials". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4978280.
@article{osti_1376718,
title = {Heavy ion linear accelerator for radiation damage studies of materials},
author = {Kutsaev, Sergey V. and Mustapha, Brahim and Ostroumov, Peter N. and Nolen, Jerry and Barcikowski, Albert and Pellin, Michael and Yacout, Abdellatif},
abstractNote = {A new eXtreme MATerial (XMAT) research facility is being proposed at Argonne National Laboratory to enable rapid in situ mesoscale bulk analysis of ion radiation damage in advanced materials and nuclear fuels. This facility combines a new heavy-ion accelerator with the existing high-energy X-ray analysis capability of the Argonne Advanced Photon Source. The heavy-ion accelerator and target complex will enable experimenters to emulate the environment of a nuclear reactor making possible the study of fission fragment damage in materials. Material scientists will be able to use the measured material parameters to validate computer simulation codes and extrapolate the response of the material in a nuclear reactor environment. Utilizing a new heavy-ion accelerator will provide the appropriate energies and intensities to study these effects with beam intensities which allow experiments to run over hours or days instead of years. The XMAT facility will use a CW heavy-ion accelerator capable of providing beams of any stable isotope with adjustable energy up to 1.2 MeV/u for U-238(50+) and 1.7 MeV for protons. This energy is crucial to the design since it well mimics fission fragments that provide the major portion of the damage in nuclear fuels. The energy also allows damage to be created far from the surface of the material allowing bulk radiation damage effects to be investigated. The XMAT ion linac includes an electron cyclotron resonance ion source, a normal-conducting radio-frequency quadrupole and four normal-conducting multi-gap quarter-wave resonators operating at 60.625 MHz. This paper presents the 3D multi-physics design and analysis of the accelerating structures and beam dynamics studies of the linac.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4978280},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 3,
volume = 88,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}