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Title Compensation of transverse field asymmetry in the high-beta quarter-wave resonator of the HIE-ISOLDE linac at CERN
Abstract The superconducting upgrade of the REX-ISOLDE radioactive ion beam (RIB) post-accelerator at CERN will utilise a compact lattice comprising quarter-wave resonators (QWRs) and solenoids, accelerating beams in the mass range 2.5 < A/q < 4.5 to over 10 MeV/u. The short and independently phased quarter-wave structures allow for the acceleration of RIBs over a variable velocity profile and provide an unrivalled longitudinal acceptance when coupled with solenoid focusing. The incorporation of the solenoids into the cryomodule shortens the linac, whilst maximising the acceptance, but the application of solenoid focusing in the presence of asymmetric QWR fields can have consequences for the beam quality. The rotation of an asymmetric beam produces an effective emittance growth in the laboratory reference system. We present modifications of the cavity geometry to optimise the symmetry of the transverse fields in the high-beta QWR. A racetrack shaped beam port is analysed and a modification made to the inner conductor with a geometry that will enable a niobium film to be effectively sputtered onto the cavity surface.
Organisation ISOLDE , ASTeC-AP , CI , STFC
Keywords quarter-wave resonator , transverse asymmetry , Physics , HIE-ISOLDE
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 14th International Conference on RF Superconductivity (SRF 2009), Berlin, Germany, 20-25 Sep 2009, CI Preprints, Cockcroft-09-36 (2009). arXiv:0909.4930v1 2009