Author: Rai, D.
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TUPA75 High Gradient Testing Results of the Benchmark a/λ=0.105 Cavity at CERF-NM 505
  • M.R.A. Zuboraj, D.V. Gorelov, T.W. Hall, M.E. Middendorf, D. Rai, E.I. Simakov, T. Tajima
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  Funding: This work was supported by Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program.
This presentation will report initial results of high gradient testing of two C-band accelerating cavities fabricated at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). At LANL, we commissioned a C-band Engineering Research Facility of New Mexico (CERF-NM) which has unique capability of conditioning and testing accelerating cavities for operation at surface electric fields at the excess of 300 MV/m, powered by a 50 MW, 5.712 GHz Canon klystron. Recently, we fabricated and tested two benchmark copper cavities at CERF-NM. These cavities establish a benchmark for high gradient performance at C-band and the same geometry will be used to provide direct comparison between high gradient performance of cavities fabricated of different alloys and by different fabrication methods. The cavities consist of three cells with one high gradient central cell and two coupling cells on the sides. The ratio of the radius of the coupling iris to the wavelength is a/λ=0.105. This poster will report high gradient test results such as breakdown rates as function of peak surface electric and magnetic fields and pulse heating.
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DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2022-TUPA75  
About • Received ※ 05 August 2022 — Revised ※ 11 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 12 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 01 October 2022
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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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