Author: Comunian, M.
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PO09 Progress on the RFQ Beam Cooler Design for SPES Project 68
  • M.M. Maggiore, F. Chiurlotto, M. Comunian, A. Dainelli, M. De Lazzari, A. Galatà, A. Minarello, A.M. Porcellato, S. Stark
    INFN/LNL, Legnaro (PD), Italy
  The SPES project is the new Radioactive Ion Beam facility under construction at Laboratori Nazionali of Legnaro, Italy. In this framework in order to improve the beam quality in terms of transversa emittance and energy spread, a study of a new RFQ beam cooler device is in progress. The electromagnetic design of the RFQ section and the electrostatic layout of the injection and extraction regions have been done. The study about the beam dynamic is going on by means of dedicated codes which allow to take into account the interaction of the ions with the buffer gas needed to cool the beams. The preliminary design of the device is carrying on at LNL since 2011 and the feasibility study is funded by V committee of INFN in the framework of REGATA experiment. Both beam dynamics study and the electromagnetic design are presented in this work.  
TUA02 A Cost-Effective Energy Upgrade of the ALPI Linac at INFN-Legnaro 106
  • G. Bisoffi, M. Comunian, A. Facco, A. Galatà, P. Modanese, R. Pengo, A. Pisent, A.M. Porcellato, S. Stark
    INFN/LNL, Legnaro (PD), Italy
  • B.B. Chalykh
    ITEP, Moscow, Russia
  The ALPI SC linac at INFN-LNL is being constantly upgraded in terms of maximum beam energy (Ef) and current, made available for experiments. Presently, a liquid-N cooling scheme is being applied to the RF power couplers of the 16 full Nb resonators, to keep them locked at 5 MV/m, vs. present 3 MV/m. A further upgrade of the 44 “medium beta section” cavities, changing the cavity Cu substrates, was prototyped and is reported at this conference: however it is not fully funded yet and is extremely time-consuming. A cost-effective Ef upgrade is proposed here: to move 2 SC buncher cryostats, which house a single working SC QWR but were designed for 4, at the end of ALPI, equipping them with 4 Nb/Cu QWRs each (new bunchers would either be NC QWRs or a single SC cavity cryostat). The contribution of these cryostats to Ef would be extremely effective: e.g. a Ef~10 MeV/A (Ibeam≥ 1 pnA) Pb beam, a very attractive tool for the Nuclear Physics community, is achievable. A being performed upgrade of ALPI cryoplant, expected to increase the refrigeration capability by ~25%, makes this change possible today. Details of this solutions, as well as its limits, will be presented and discussed  
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TUC01 Physical Design of the SPES Facility 136
  • M. Comunian
    INFN/LNL, Legnaro (PD), Italy
  SPES (Selective Production of Exotic Species) is the Italian project for a radioactive ion beam (RIB) facility based on a cyclotron as primary accelerator and on the existing superconducting linac ALPI as post accelerator. The cyclotron, energy up to 70 MeV and total current of 0.75 mA, shared on two exits, is in construction in the industry. The production of neutron-rich radioactive nuclei, with ISOL technique, employs the proton induced fission on a direct target of UCx; the fission rate expected with a proton beam of 40 MeV and 0.2 mA, is 1013 fissions/s. The main goal of physical design of the SPES facility is to provide an accelerator system to perform forefront research in nuclear physics by studying nuclei far from stability, in particular neutron-rich radioactive nuclei with masses in the range of 80–160. The final RIB energy on the experimental target will be up to 11 MeV/A for A = 130, with an intensity in the range of 107–109 pps.  
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