Author: Alexander, A.M.
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THYD3 Update on the Status of C-Band Research and Facilities at LANL 855
  • E.I. Simakov, A.M. Alexander, D.V. Gorelov, T.W. Hall, M.E. Middendorf, D. Rai, T. Tajima, M.R.A. Zuboraj
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  Funding: Los Alamos National Laboratory LDRD Program
We will report on the status of two C-band test facilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): C-band Engineering Research Facility in New Mexico (CERF-NM), and Cathodes and Rf Interactions in Extremes (CARIE). Modern applications such as X-ray sources require accelerators with optimized cost of construction and operation, naturally calling for high-gradient acceleration. At LANL we commissioned a high gradient test stand powered by a 50 MW, 5.712 GHz Canon klystron. CERF-NM is the first high gradient C-band test facility in the United States. It was fully commissioned in 2021. In the last year, multiple C-band high gradient cavities and components were tested at CERF-NM. Currently we work to implement several updates to the test stand including the ability to remotedly operate at high gradient for the round-the-clock high gradient conditioning. Adding capability to operate at cryogenic temperatures is considered. The construction of CARIE will begin in October of 2022. CARIE will house a cryo-cooled copper RF photoinjector with a high quantum-efficiency cathode and a high gradient accelerator section.
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DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2022-THYD3  
About • Received ※ 31 July 2022 — Revised ※ 08 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 12 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 04 October 2022
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