Minerva (MYRRHA Phase 1) RFQ Beam Commissioning

Angélique Gatera, Wouter De Cock, Dirk Vandeplassche, Jorik Belmans, Franck Pompon, François Davin, Frédéric Doucet, Laurent Parez, Aurélien Ponton, Frédéric Bouly, Christophe Joly, L. Perrot, Holger Podlech, C. Zhang, J. Tamura

    Research outputpeer-review


    The MYRRHA project [1] aims at coupling a 600 MeV proton accelerator to a subcritical fission core operating at a thermal power of 70 MW. The nominal proton beam for this ADS (Accelerator Driven System) has an intensity of 4 mA and is delivered in a quasi-CW mode. Phase 1 of the project will realise a 100 MeV, 4 mA superconducting linac with the mission of ensuring the ADS requirements in terms of reliability and fault tolerance. As part of the
    reliability optimisation program the integrated prototyping of the MINERVA injector is ongoing. The front-end of the injector is composed of an ECR proton source, an LEBT (Low Energy Beam Transport line) and a four-rod RFQ accelerating the beam to 1.5 MeV. The present contribution focuses on the current beam tests on the RFQ, including beam matching, RF conditioning, assessment of the cavities’ performances and accelerated beam characterisation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference
    PublisherJACoW Publishing
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-214-1
    StatePublished - 25 May 2021
    Event2021 - IPAC - 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Online
    Duration: 24 May 202128 May 2021

    Publication series

    NameIPAC proceedings series
    ISSN (Electronic)2673-5490


    Conference2021 - IPAC - 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference

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