15-20 October 2017
Europe/Zurich timezone

Beam Optics Effects at the Entrance to the SARAF RFQ

18 Oct 2017, 16:30
2h 30m


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


Leo Weissman (Soreq NRC)


Several studies were performed over the recent years for better understanding and improving a relatively low proton beam transmission through the SARAF RFQ. A strong effect of the RFQ 176 MHZ RF field on the low energy beam optics was observed.The effect takes place in the Low Energy Beam Transport (LEBT) line at the vicinity of the RFQ entrance flange. The effect was measured for various LEBT protons beam energy. The measurements suggest that, most likely, the effect is associated with loss of the beam neutralization in the LEBT region adjacent to RFQ. Calculations of the electrical fields and beam dynamics simulations performed for the region of interest confirmed this assumption. Possible improvements of the RFQ design are discussed.

Primary authors

Leo Weissman (Soreq NRC) Mrs Liron Baron (Soreq NRC) Dr Amichay Perry (Soreq NRC) Dr Jacob Rodnizki (Soreq NRC)

Presentation materials