Author: Bellavia, S.
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MOPLM18 Design of the 2-Stage Laser Transport for the Low Energy RHIC Electron Cooling (LEReC) DC Photogun 144
  • P. Inacker, S. Bellavia, A.J. Curcio, A.V. Fedotov, W. Fischer, D.M. Gassner, J.P. Jamilkowski, P.K. Kankiya, D. Kayran, D. Lehn, R. Meier, T.A. Miller, M.G. Minty, S.K. Nayak, L.K. Nguyen, L. Smart, C.J. Spataro, A. Sukhanov, J.E. Tuozzolo, Z. Zhao
    BNL, Upton, New York, USA
  Funding: Work supported by Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH10886 with the U.S. Department of Energy.
The electron beam for the recently constructed Low Energy RHIC electron Cooler (LEReC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is generated by a high-power fiber laser illuminating a photocathode. The pointing stability of the low-energy electron beam, which is crucial to maintain within acceptable limits given the long beam transport, is highly dependent on the center-of-mass (CoM) stability of the laser spot on the photocathode. For reasons of accessibility during operations, the laser itself is located outside the accelerator tunnel, leading to the need to propagate the laser beam 34 m via three laser tables to the photocathode. The challenges to achieving the required CoM stability of 10 microns on the photocathode thus requires mitigation of vibrations along the transport and of weather- and season-related environmental effects, while preserving accessibility and diagnostic capabilities with proactive design. After successful commissioning of the full transport in 2018/19, we report on our solutions to these design challenges.
LEReC Photocathode DC Gun Beam Test Results - D. Kayran Conference: C18-04-29, p.TUPMF025
Commissioning of Electron Accelerator LEReC for Bunch Beam Cooling - D.Kayran, NAPAC19
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MOPLS09 Engineering Design of Gallium-Nickel Target in Niobium Capsule, with a Major Focus on Determining the Thermal Properties of Gallium-Nickel Through Thermal Testing and FEA, for Irradiation at BLIP 170
  • S.K. Nayak, S. Bellavia, H. Chelminski, C.S. Cutler, D. Kim, D. Medvedev
    BNL, Upton, New York, USA
  Funding: Funding:This abstract is authored by BSA operated under contract number DE-SC0012704. This research is supported by the U.S. DOE Isotope Program, managed by the Office of Science for Nuclear Physics.
The Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) produces several radioisotopes using a variable energy and current proton beam. The targets irradiated at BLIP are cooled by water and required to be isolated in a target capsule. During the design stage, thermal analysis of the target and cladding is carried out to determine the maximum beam power a target can handle during irradiation without destruction. In this work we designed a capsule for Gallium-Nickel (Ga 80%, Ni 20%) alloy target material and irradiated the target at the BLIP to produce the radioisotope Ge-68. Since no literature data is available on Ga4Ni’s thermal conductivity (K) and specific heat (C), measurements were carried out using thermal testing in conjunction with Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Steady-state one dimensional heat conduction method was used to determine the thermal conductivity. Transient method was used to calculate the specific heat. The test setup with same methodologies can be used to assess other targets in the future. Here, we will detail these studies and discuss the improved design and fabrication of this target.
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