LINAC

LINAC diagram

The LINAC comprises twelve split loop resonators housed in four cryostats. These add 6 MV/q of energy to a pulsed beam. The facility has space for 32 resonators which will have a minimum capability of 15 MV/q.

The lead plated split loop resonators of the Stage I LINAC will be complemented by multi-stub resonators developed here. The lead plating in the existing split loop resonators has been substantially improved. The LINAC will be upgraded by the installation of innovative multi-stub resonators at betas of 0.03 and 0.06 which are under development. Initially these will also exploit the improved Pb-Sn plating techniques.

Liquid helium is provided by a TCF 50 Sulzer helium refrigerator of 328 Watts @ 4.2 K proven capacity. The LINAC beam optics equipment are controlled by a locally developed computer system which will soon be extended to the 14UD and experimental equipment.

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