Author: Pietralla, N.
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MOPO018 Development of an Improved Capture Section for the S-DALINAC Injector* 68
 
  • S. Weih, M. Arnold, J. Enders, N. Pietralla
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • D.B. Bazyl, H. De Gersem, W.F.O. Müller
    TEMF, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
 
  For the injector of the superconducting Darmstadt electron linear accelerator S-DALINAC, the design of a new capture cavity was recently completed. This beta-reduced structure will optimize the capture of low-energy electron bunches from the gun section and therefore improve the longitudinal beam quality of the injector beam, as simulations have shown. The existing cryomodule of the injector has to be modified for the installation of the new cavity. These modifications include adaptions of the tuner frame as well as modifications of other surrounding parts. To improve the diagnostics in the low-energy section, an energy-spread measurement setup is currently also under development. In this contribution the cryomodule modifications as well as simulation results for the longitudinal beam dynamics are presented.
*Work supported by DFG through GRK 2128 "AccelencE"
 
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-LINAC2018-MOPO018  
About • paper received ※ 12 September 2018      issue date ※ 18 January 2019  
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THPO011 First Energy Recovery Operation at the S-DALINAC: RF Control Stability Measurements 706
 
  • M. Steinhorst, M. Arnold, N. Pietralla
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • C. Burandt
    HIM, Mainz, Germany
 
  Funding: *Supported by the DFG through GRK 2128.
One of the main research instruments at the institute for nuclear physics at the TU Darmstadt is the recirculating superconducting linear accelerator S‑DALINAC. Many improvements were implemented since the first recirculated beam in 1991. One of the major enhancement is the upgrade from a twice to a thrice recirculating scheme in 2015/2016. With this upgrade the operation mode can be changed between a conventional accelerating operation and energy recovery linac (ERL) mode by an 180° rf phaseshift of the beam done via a path length variation of the arcs in the second recirculation. ERL operation was not possible when the rf control system for the superconducting structures was set up in 2010. Therefore the current rf control system is not optimized for this kind of operation and so it had to be tested during ERL operation in order to also demonstrate its capability of this operation mode. In August 2017 a first once recirculating ERL operation was achieved. During this operation measurements regarding the rf control stability and the demand of rf power were done. This contribution is discussing this measurements and possible improvements for future energy recovery beam times.
 
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THPO012 Once Recirculating Energy Recovery Linac Operation of S-DALINAC* 710
 
  • M. Arnold, J. Birkhan, J. Pforr, N. Pietralla, F. Schließmann, M. Steinhorst
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • F. Hug
    KPH, Mainz, Germany
 
  Funding: *Work supported by DFG through GRK 2128 and INST163/383-1/FUGG
Since 1991 the superconducting S-DALINAC is running in recirculating operation. It was built in a twice recirculating layout. A third recirculation beam line was added in 2015/2016 as an upgrade. The new recirculation beam line is installed in-between the two existing beam lines. It houses a path length adjustment system capable of changing the length of the orbit for recirculation by up to 10 cm corresponding to the RF wave length at the operation frequency of 3 GHz and consequently to a freedom of RF phase adjustment by 360°. The new beam line can, thus, be utilized for an accelerating operation or, if the change in phase is set to 180°, for an energy recovery linac (ERL) operation. In August 2017 the S-DALINAC was first operated in once recirculating ERL mode and became the first running ERL in Germany. Different aspects of this ERL run have been observed and were evaluated. The layout of the S-DALINAC allows a once or twice recirculating ERL mode. Beam dynamics simulations for both modes have been conducted or are currently under investigation. This contribution will discuss the once recirculating ERL operation, its results, and future plans concerning ERL measurements.
 
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