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Linac design algorithm with symmetric segments

By Harunori Takeda, L. M. Young, S. Nath, J. H. Billen and J. E. Stovall


The cell lengths in linacs of traditional design are typically graded as a function of particle velocity. By making groups of cells and individual cells symmetric in both the CCDTL AND CCL, the cavity design as well as mechanical design and fabrication is simplified without compromising the performance. We have implemented a design algorithm in the PARMILA code in which cells and multi-cavity segments are made symmetric, significantly reducing the number of unique components. Using the symmetric algorithm, a sample linac design was generated and its performance compared with a similar one of conventional design

Topics: Symmetry, 43 Particle Accelerators, Design, Algorithms, Drift Tubes, P Codes, Linear Accelerators
Publisher: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Year: 1996
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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