Author: Cary, J.R.
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MOPTS117 Exploration of High-Gradient Structures for 4th Generation Light Sources 1155
 
  • S.J. Smith, S. Biedron, S.I. Sosa Guitron
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
  • T.B. Bolin
    Element Aero, Chicago, USA
  • B.E. Carlsten, F.L. Krawczyk
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  • J.R. Cary, D.M. Cheatham
    Tech-X, Boulder, Colorado, USA
 
  As the energy, scale and therefore the cost of large-scale accelerator projects, such as X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) increases, new technologies must be developed in order to minimize costs and maximize efficiency wherever possible. One obvious way to reduce costs is to reduce the length of accelerating sections by utilizing higher accelerating gradients. Here we present the results of a study into the various structure options for FEL linacs, contrasting different frequencies, geometries and operating modes. An investigation into the possibility of using cryo-cooled travelling wave (TW) electron structures which allow for higher gradient operation by exploiting the anomalous skin effect is also detailed. Finally, we give simulation results from a number of commercial codes including VSim 9, for a hypothetical TW high gradient C-band structure design employing cryo-cooled technology. Breakdown effects, pulsed heating, tolerances, efficiencies and potential rf sources are also explored, all within the framework of typical FELs and their requirements.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS117  
About • paper received ※ 15 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
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MOPTS118 3D Electromagnetic/PIC Simulations for a Novel RFQ/RFI Linac Design 1158
 
  • S.J. Smith, S. Biedron, A. M. N. Elfrgani, E. Schamiloglu, S.I. Sosa Guitron
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
  • P.G. Bethoney, M.S. Curtin, B. Hartman, T. Pressnall, D.A. Swenson
    Ion Linac Systems, Inc., Albuquerque, USA
  • T.B. Bolin
    Element Aero, Chicago, USA
  • J.R. Cary, D.M. Cheatham
    Tech-X, Boulder, Colorado, USA
 
  Funding: This work was supported by Ion Linac Systems, Albuquerque, NM.
Using the commercial software VSim 9, a highly parallelized particle-in-cell/finite difference time-domain modeling code, the performance of an existing novel RFQ/RFI linac structure designed by Ion Linac Systems is evaluated. This effort is aimed towards having an up to date full 3D start-to-end simulation of the accelerator system, which does not exist currently. The structure used is an efficient 200-MHz, 2.5-MeV, CW-RFQ/RFI proton linac. The methods employed in VSim for modelling and parameter setup are presented, along with the simulation procedures for both the Electromagnetic and PIC solver. The important figures of merit for the structure are given including the Q-factor, field distributions, shunt impedance, and important beam properties. These are then contrasted with the initial design values and analytical calculations.
 
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS118  
About • paper received ※ 15 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 21 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
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