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Title High Power RF Conditioning on CLARA
Abstract The CLARA accelerator at Daresbury Laboratory will have 8 normal conducting RF cavities. Automating the high power RF conditioning of these cavities will mean a repeatable, research-lead process is followed. An auto-mated algorithm has been written in Python. A prototype algorithm was used to condition the first CLARA travel-ling wave linac in October 2017. The linac was success-fully conditioned over approximately 12 million pulses up to 27 MW for a 750 ns pulse. A more complex and robust algorithm was used to re-condition the standing wave 10 Hz photoinjector after a cathode change. The photoinjec-tor was conditioned to 10 MW for a 2.5 μs pulse in Feb-ruary 2018 over 2.1 million pulses. Conditioning method; differences for travelling and standing wave structures; difficulties and interesting phenomena are all discussed.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 9th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC18), Vancouver, Canada, 29 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018, (2018): 3852-3855. http://accelconf.…/papers/thpal085.pdf 2018