|WEPLM72||Design of a High-Gradient S-Band Annular Coupled Structure||coupling, cavity, linac, operation||762|
Funding: This work was supported by the U.S. DOE under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 through ANL’s LDRD program.
At Argonne, we have recently developed a conceptual design for a compact linear accelerator for ion beam therapy named ACCIL . A linac-based ion-beam therapy facility offers many advantages over existing synchrotron based facilities. In addition to the reduced footprint, ACCIL offers more flexibility in beam tuning, including pulse-per-pulse energy and intensity modulation and fast switching between ion species. Essential to the compactness of the ACCIL linac are high-gradient structures for low to intermediate velocity ions, capable of accelerating fields of ~ 50 MV/m. For this purpose, we have designed an S-band annular-coupled structure (ACS). An ACS has the desired qualities of high electric field limit, high shunt-impedance, large area for magnetic coupling and good cooling capacity, making it a very promising candidate for high-gradient operations. We here present the optimized RF design for a β ~ 0.4 ACS.
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|DOI •||reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2019-WEPLM72|
|About •||paper received ※ 04 October 2019 paper accepted ※ 16 November 2020 issue date ※ 08 October 2019|
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