Author: Ruisard, K.J.
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THZBA4 Characterization and Modeling of High-Intensity Evolution in the SNS Beam Test Facility 954
  • K.J. Ruisard, A.V. Aleksandrov, S.M. Cousineau
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • Z.L. Zhang
    ORNL RAD, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by UT-Battelle, LLC, under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 with the U.S. Department of Energy. Partial support by NSF Accelerator Science grant 1535312
Modern high-power accelerators are charged with delivering reliable beam with low losses. Resolving the complex dynamics arising from space charge and nonlinear forces requires detailed models of the accelerator and particle-in-cell simulation. There has historically been discrepancy between simulated and measured beam distributions, particularly at the low-density halo level. The Beam Test Facility (BTF) at the Spallation Neutron Source is outfitted to study beam evolution in a high-power linear accelerator MEBT. This includes capability for high-dimensional measurements of the post-RFQ beam distribution, including interplane correlations that may be the key to accurate simulation. Beam is transported through a 4.6 m FODO channel (9.5 cells) to a second distribution measurement stage. Plans for validating simulations against BTF measurements of beam evolution in the FODO channel are discussed.
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About • paper received ※ 27 August 2019       paper accepted ※ 15 September 2019       issue date ※ 08 October 2019  
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