Optimized beam optics design of the MINERVA/MYRRHA superconducting proton Linac

Ulrich Dorda, Lennert De Keukeleere, Elian Bouquerel, Emil K. Traykov, Frédéric Bouly, Emmanuel Froidefond, Luc Perrot, S. Chance

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    The MYRRHA design for an accelerator driven system (ADS) is based on a 600 MeV superconducting proton linac. The first stage towards its realization is called MINERVA and was approved in 2018 to be constructed by SCK CEN in Belgium. This 100 MeV linac, will serve as a technology demonstrator for the high MYRRHA reliability requirements as well as a driver for two independent target stations, one for radio-isotope research and production of radio-isotopes for medical purposes, the other one for fusion materials research. This contribution gives an overview of the latest accelerator machine physics design with a focus on the optimized medium (17 MeV) and high energy (100 MeV) beam transfer lines
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLINAC 2022 - International Linear Accelerator Conference, Proceedings
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-215-8
    StatePublished - 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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