Author: Bolme, G.O.
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MOYBB6 X-Ray Detector Array for Spatial and Temporal Diagnostic at the LANSCE Linac 47
  • M. Sanchez Barrueta, G.O. Bolme, J.T.M. Lyles, J.E. Zane
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  • R.Z. Pinsky
    NERS-UM, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the United States Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Agency, under contract 89233218CNA000001
A recent industrial development has made possible the use of chip-scale radiation detectors by combining a Cerium-doped Lutetium based scintillator crystal optically coupled with a Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) as a detector. At the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), there has been an ongoing effort to determine the location of high voltage breakdowns of the accelerating radio-frequency field inside of an evacuated resonant cavity. Tests were conducted with an array of 8 X-ray detectors with each detector observing a cell of the Drift Tube Linac (DTL) cavity. The array can be moved along the DTL cavity and record X-ray emissions from a section of the cavity and their timing with respect to the RF field quench using a fast 8 channel mixed-signal oscilloscope. This new diagnostic allowed us to map the most energetic emissions along the cavity and reduce the area to investigate. A thorough visual inspection revealed that one of the ion pump grating welds in the suspected area was exposing a small gap and melting copper on both sides. Sparking across this discontinuity is believed to be a source of electrons that drive the high voltage breakdowns in the drift tube cells.
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About • paper received ※ 28 August 2019       paper accepted ※ 12 September 2019       issue date ※ 08 October 2019  
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