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 of front end systems for future high power proton linacs. 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 surface plasma ion source, magnetic solenoid low energy beam transport (LEBT), 4-vane 324MHz radio frequency quadrupole and 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 publication6th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Subtitle of host publicationIPAC2015, Richmond, VA, USA
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-168-7
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2015

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