Commissioning the DARHT-II scaled accelerator downstream transport

Martin Schulze, E. O. Abeyta, P. Aragon, R. Archuleta, J. Barraza, D. Dalmas, C. Ekdahl, K. Esquibel, S. Eversole, R. Gallegos, J. Harrison, J. Johnson, E. Jacquez, P. Marroquin, B. Trent McCuistian, R. Mitchell, N. Montoya, S. Nath, L. Rowton, R. ScarpettiM. Schauer, R. Anaya, George J Caporaso, F. Chambers, Y. J. Chen, S. Falabella, G. Guethlein, J. McCarrick, B. Raymond, R. Richardson, J. Watson, J. Weir, H. Bender, W. Broste, C. Carlson, D. Frayer, D. Johnson, A. Tipton, C. Y. Tom, T. C. Genoni, T. P. Hughes, C. Thoma

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The DARHT-II accelerator [1] will produce a 2-kA, 17-MeV beam in a 1600-ns pulse when completed this summer. After exiting the accelerator, the pulse is sliced into four short pulses by a kicker and quadrupole septum and then transported for several meters to a tantalum target for conversion to x-rays for radiography. We describe tests of the kicker, septum, transport, and multipulse converter target using a short accelerator assembled from the first available refurbished cells. This scaled accelerator was operated at ∼8 MeV and ∼1 kA, providing a beam with approximately the same ν/γ as the final 18-MeV, 2-kA beam, and therefore the same beam dynamics in the downstream transport. The results of beam measurements made during the commissioning of this scaled accelerator downstream transport are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC07 - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2007Jun 29 2007


OtherIEEE Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC07
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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