Commissioning of the MYRRHA low energy beam transport line and space charge compensation experiments

Jorik Belmans, Dirk Vandeplassche

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    The MYRRHA project aims at the construction of a new research reactor in Mol (Belgium) to demonstrate the nuclear waste transmutation feasibility with an Accelerator Driven System (ADS). In its subcritical configuration, the MYRRHA facility requires a driving proton beam with a maximum power of 2.4 MW. Such a continuous wave beam will be delivered by a superconducting linear accel- erator. The linac injector will be composed of: a proton source, a low energy beam transport line (LEBT), a 176 MHz RFQ and CH-DTL cavities. The LEBT prototype has been built and is presently installed and operated at LPSC Grenoble (France). An experimental program has been carried out to optimise the tuning of the line, the beam transport, and to study the space charge compensation mechanism.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of IPAC2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Subtitle of host publication04 Hadron accelerators - T12 Bean Injection/extraction and transport
    Number of pages4
    StatePublished - 1 Jun 2017
    Event2017 - IPAC: 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference. - Copenhagen
    Duration: 14 May 201719 May 2017
    Conference number: TUPVA062


    Conference2017 - IPAC

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