Status of the RAL Front End Test Stand

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 the 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, a neutrino factory 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 photo-detachment diagnostics. This paper describes the current status of the project and future plans.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Subtitle of host publicationShanghai, China, 12-17 May 2013
Chapter04 Hadron Accelerators A17 High Intensity Accelerators
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-122-9
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2013

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