15-20 October 2017
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone

Self-Consistent Potential in High Intensity Deuteron Beam Simulations and Measurements

18 Oct 2017, 16:30
2h 30m
CERN

CERN

Centre international de Conférence Genève (CICG). http://www.cicg.ch/
Poster presentation Beam extraction, transport, and diagnostics Poster Session 3

Speaker

Mr Luca Bellan (INFN-LNL)

Description

The space charge compensation process is important in order to transport ion beams with high perveance from the source to the RFQ. In particular, not fully compensated beams may develop halo and emittance growth at the entrance of the RFQ. The signal of incomplete compensation is the presence of a significant residual potential (in the range of 5% or 10% of the uncompensated potential). In order to investigate these phenomena, we performed CPU-time-demanding simulations with self-consistent programs from which we could extract the information about the space charge and the potential along the transfer line (consisting of three drift spaces and two solenoid), especially at the entrance and at the exit of the solenoids, with a typical $\text{D}^+$ beam current of 135 mA, a 0.25 mm mrad rms normalized emittance at a 100 keV input energy. We also compared the results with the FGA (four grid analyzer) measurements performed at the prototype accelerator of the IFMIF/EVEDA stage.Simulations were performed via the PIC code WARP. Particularly we compare the results obtained in the rz (cylindrical symmetry) and in the 3d xyz implementations, to verify whether the former approach (much faster) is accurate enough.

Primary author

Mr Luca Bellan (INFN-LNL)

Co-authors

Marco Cavenago (INFN-LNL) Michele Comunian (INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro) Andrea Pisent (INFN-LNL) Enrico Fagotti (INFN-LNL) Nicolas Chauvin (CEA) Frédéric Gerardin (CEA)

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