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Title: Exploration of multi-fold symmetry element-loaded superconducting radio frequency structure for reliable acceleration of low- & medium-beta ion species

Reliable acceleration of low- to medium-beta proton or heavy ion species is needed for future high-current superconducting radio frequency (SRF) accelerators. Due to the high-Q nature of an SRF resonator, it is sensitive to many factors such as electron loading (from either the accelerated beam or from parasitic field emitted electrons), mechanical vibration, and liquid helium bath pressure fluctuation etc. To increase the stability against those factors, a mechanically strong and stable RF structure is desirable. Guided by this consideration, multi-fold symmetry element-loaded SRF structures (MFSEL), cylindrical tanks with multiple (n>=3) rod-shaped radial elements, are being explored. The top goal of its optimization is to improve mechanical stability. A natural consequence of this structure is a lowered ratio of the peak surface electromagnetic field to the acceleration gradient as compared to the traditional spoke cavity. A disadvantage of this new structure is an increased size for a fixed resonant frequency and optimal beta. This paper describes the optimization of the electro-magnetic (EM) design and preliminary mechanical analysis for such structures.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1223448
Report Number(s):
JLAB-ACC--15-2078; DOE/OR/23177--3429
TRN: US1601425
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IPAC 2015, Richmond, VA (United States), 3-8 May 2015
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; PROTONS; ACCELERATION; HEAVY IONS; SUPERCONDUCTING CAVITY RESONATORS; SYMMETRY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; FLUCTUATIONS; CRYOGENIC FLUIDS; MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS; OPTIMIZATION; STABILITY; TANKS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; RF SYSTEMS; DESIGN; EMISSION; SIZE