Author: Kumar, R.
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WEC04 Operation of Superconducting Linac and Commissioning of the Last Linac at IUAC Delhi 185
  • S. Ghosh, R. Ahuja, J. Antony, S. Babu, J. Chacko, A. Choudhury, G.K. Chowdhury, T.S. Datta, R.N. Dutt, R. Joshi, D. Kanjilal, S. Kar, J. Karmakar, M. Kumar, R. Kumar, D.S. Mathuria, K.K. Mistri, A. Pandey, P. Patra, P.N. Prakash, A. Rai, A. Roy, J. Sacharias, B.K. Sahu, A. Sarkar, S.S. Sonti
    IUAC, New Delhi, India
  The major part of the superconducting linac at IUAC has been operational for the past few years and the last accelerating module is in the final stage of completion. The full linac system consists of five cryostats, housing a total of twenty seven niobium quarter wave resonators. At present, the Superbuncher, the first two linac accelerating modules and the Rebuncher are operational and ion beams in the mass range 12C to 107Ag from Pelletron accelerator have been further accelerated and delivered to conduct experiments. A method of random phase focusing to select the accelerating phase of the resonators between 70° and 110° has been successfully tried to reduce the final time width of the beam bunch. Presently, to improve the accelerating fields of the linac resonators in phase locked condition, efforts are dedicated towards improvement of the cooling efficiency of the drive coupler, enhancement of the microphonics damping efficiency with mixtures of SS-balls and testing of an alternate tuning mechanism based by Piezo Crystal. The beam acceleration through the complete linac is to be performed by end of the summer of 2012.  
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