Author: Liu, W.
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MOPLM06 High Voltage Design of a 350 kV DC Photogun at BNL 102
  • W. Liu, O.H. Rahman, E. Wang
    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.
Brookhaven National Laboratory is constructing a 350 kV DC high voltage photogun to provide spin-polarized electron beam for the proposed eRHIC facility. The photogun employs a compact inverted-tapered-geometry ceramic insulator that extends into the vacuum chamber and mechanically holds the cathode electrode. By operating at high voltage, the photogun will provide lower beam emittance, thereby improving the beam transmission through the injector apertures, and prolong the operating lifetime of the photogun. However, high voltage increases the field emission, which can result in high voltage breakdown and even lead to irreparable damage of the ceramic insulator. This work describes the methods to minimize the electric field near the metal-vacuum-insulator interface, and to avoid high voltage breakdown and ceramic insulator damage. The triple point junction shields are designed. The simulated electric field, field emission and beam transportation will be presented.
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About • paper received ※ 19 August 2019       paper accepted ※ 31 August 2019       issue date ※ 08 October 2019  
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