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Title Vertical orbit excursion fixed field alternating gradient accelerators
Abstract Fixed field alternating gradient (FFAG) accelerators with vertical orbit excursion (VFFAGs) provide a promising alternative design for rings with fixed-field superconducting magnets. They have a vertical magnetic field component that increases with height in the vertical aperture, yielding a skew quadrupole focusing structure. Scaling-type VFFAGs are found with fixed tunes and no intrinsic limitation on momentum range. This paper presents the first multiparticle tracking of such machines. Proton driver rings to accelerate the 800 MeV beam from the ISIS synchrotron are presented, in terms of both magnet field geometry and longitudinal behavior during acceleration with space charge. The 12 GeV ring produces an output power of at least 2.18 MW. Possible applications of VFFAGs to waste transmutation, hadron therapy, and energy-recovery electron accelerators are also discussed.
Organisation ASTeC , ASTeC-IB , STFC
Keywords Physics , Engineering , FFAG , Beam dynamics , Particle accelerators , Magnets
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Journal Article Phys Rev Spec Top-Ac 16, no. 8 (2013): 084001. doi:10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.16.084001 PhysRevSTAB.16.084001.pdf 2013