Multipacting Analysis for the Superconducting RF Cavity HOM Couplers in ESS

Rob Ainsworth, Stephen Molloy, R.J.M.Y Ruber

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The European Spallation Source (ESS) linac will consist of three families superconducting RF cavities to accelerate protons to the required 5 MW for collision with the target. If it is determined that HOM damping is required to limit the effect of beam induced modes, it is quite likely that HOM couplers will be installed. Multipacting in these couplers is a concern as thermally induced detuning of the fundamental notch filter has limited the achievable gradient in other high power machines. It is therefore important to avoid potential multipacting conditions during the design phase. Presented here are simulations using the Track3P code developed at SLAC. Multipacting regions are highlighted, electron trajectories are shown, and suitability of the proposed HOM coupler design is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventIPAC11 - San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 4 Sept 2011 → …


CitySan Sebastian
Period4/09/11 → …

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