Status of the FETS Project

The FETS Collaboration, Gary Boorman, Alessio Bosco, Stephen Gibson

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The Front End Test Stand (FETS) under construction at RAL is a demonstrator for front end systems of a future high power proton linac. Possible applications include a linac upgrade for the ISIS spallation neutron source, new future neutron sources, accelerator driven sub-critical systems, high energy physics proton drivers etc. Designed to deliver a 60mA H-minus beam at 3MeV with a 10% duty factor, FETS consists of a high brightness ion source, magnetic low energy beam transport (LEBT), 4-vane 324MHz radio frequency quadrupole, medium energy beam transport (MEBT) containing a high speed beam chopper and non-destructive laser diagnostics. This paper describes the current status of the project and future plans.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th Linear Accelerator Conference
Subtitle of host publicationLINAC14, Geneva, Switzerland, 31 August - 5 September 2014
Chapter02 Proton and Ion Accelerators and Applications 2C RFQs
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-142-7
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2014

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