Author: Powale, S.M.
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PO06 Extension of Superconducting LINAC Operation to Lighter Beams 65
  • V. Nanal, R.D. Deshpande, P. Dhumal, J.N. Karande, R. Palit, R.G. Pillay, M.S. Pose, S.M. Powale, C. Rozario, S.K. Sarkar, M.E. Sawant, A.A. Shinde, S.R. Sinha, A.N. Takke
    TIFR, Mumbai, India
  • S. Singh
    LEHIPA Project, Physics Group, Mumbai, India
  The superconducting LINAC booster at Pelletron Linac Facility(Mumbai), has been fully operational since July 2007. The Liquid Helium Refrigeration plant for the LINAC has been upgraded to enhance the refrigeration capacity to ~450 Watts at 4.5K without LN2 pre-cool, from the earlier capacity of ~300 Watts. All beam lines in new user halls have been commissioned and new experimental setups have been added. Several experiments have been carried out using beams of 12C, 16O, 19F, 28Si, 31P. The QWR cavity is designed for β=0.1 and hence it is difficult to accelerate lighter beams. Due to growing interest in studying Li induced reactions on fissile targets at energies higher than 55 MeV, we have recently accelerated Li beam using four cryostat modules. Starting with 40 MeV Li beam from the pelletron, 56 MeV beam was successfully delivered at target station for a test experiment.