Design criteria for multipulse operation of a multisection pulse line ion accelerator

Dangyuan Lei, Simon Yu

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We present a first study of the pulse line ion accelerator operating in a multipulse, multisection mode. The study is directed towards applications with long beam pulse in a long linac with a series of accelerating structures. We show that this operating mode is possible provided that the amplitude of the accelerating voltage waveform does not change over the entire pulse train and the operating frequencies of different sections are the same. A design criteria for the length and energy gain of a multisection linac is derived, and is applied to an example of a heavy ion linac injector.
Original languageEnglish
Article number110401
JournalPhysical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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