Development of emittance meter instrument for MYRRHA

A. R. Páramo, I. Bustinduy, S. Masa, R. Miracoli, V. Toyos, S. Varnasseri, Frédéric Doucet, Lennert De Keukeleere, Aurélien Ponton, Anton Tanquintic, J. Herranz

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For the commissioning of the MYRRHA proton Linac an Emittance Meter Instrument (EMI) has been foreseen. The EMI will be installed in a dedicated test bench for linac commissioning. The test bench will be initially placed after the RFQ with energies of 1.5 MeV, and in later stages moved to other sections of the Normal Conducting Linac for operation at 6 and 17 MeV. The MYRRHA EMI is composed of two slit and grid subsystems for measurement of the phase space in the horizontal and vertical directions. For collimating the beam, graphite slits are used, and the beam aperture is measured in the SEM grids placed downstream. The control system performs signal amplification, data acquisition, and motion control, with the different systems integrated in an EPICs IOC. The system, manufactured by ESS-Bilbao and Proactive R&D, has been tested on the ESS-Bilbao 45 keV and soon will be integrated in MYRRHA facilities. We present the EMI design, with irradiation analysis and emittance reconstruction, and the integration tests results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLINAC 2022 - International Linear Accelerator Conference, Proceedings
PublisherJACoW Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783954502158
StatePublished - Aug 2022
Event2022 - LINAC : International Linear Accelerator Conference - Liverpool
Duration: 28 Aug 20222 Sep 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings - Linear Accelerator Conference, LINAC
ISSN (Print)2226-0366


Conference2022 - LINAC
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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