2 Basic RFQ vane profile with RFQ bunching Transverse dimensions are magnified compared with longitudinal.Beam goes from left to right.Four sections: Radial Matching, Shaper, Gentle Buncher, Accelerator Section with changing cell geometry.Bunching is started in the Shaper. Adiabatic bunching (slow changes compared with the longitudinal oscillation period) is done in Gentle-Buncher section.Accelerator section typically maintains approximately constant synchronous phase and vane modulation.
3 Example vane profile showing the four RFQ beam dynamics sections- This is a 2-MeV 100-mA 80-MHz D+ RFQ for neutron production.
5 Radial matching of a continuous or DC beam into the RFQ Matching of a continuous or DC beam into the RFQ presents a special problem.The matched ellipse parameters vary with the rf phase (or time) and are the same along the RFQ.One needs to provide a transition from a beam with time independent characteristics to one that has the proper variations with time.The solution is to taper unmodulated vanes at the RFQ input so that the radius decreases and the focusing strength increases from near zero to its full value over a distance of a few cells. Quadrupole symmetry is maintained throughout the RM section.
6 Radial Matching section for matching a continuous beam into the RFQ First, the matched ellipse parameters are found in the interior cells of the RFQ for different phases 90 degrees apart. These look very different.The ellipses at different phases tracked backwards to the input look very similar with a high degree of overlap. That is what we want.To obtain the best approximate beam match, the average of these ellipses is taken to be the matched ellipse at the input.Since x-x’ and y-y’ look almost identical, the matched input beam to the RFQ is nearly axisymmetric.If the ion source beam is axisymmetric, solenoids or triplets could be used for matching in the low energy beam transport (LEBT).For non-axisymmetric beams, quadrupole doublets can be used for beam matching into the RFQ.
7 Radial matching from K. Crandall using program TRACE. Beam envelope at phases 90 degrees apart in a Radial Matching section. Three matched phase-space plots (x-x’ and y-y’) for phases 90 degrees apart are shown on the upper right. The phase space plots at the upper left show the same ellipses tracked backwards through the tapered RM section. The lower plot shows the beam profiles.Radial matching from K. Crandall using program TRACE.
8 Crandall’s radial matching section Uses a four-term potential functionSatisfies Laplace’s equationEach potential term is zero at end wallEach potential term has physically reasonable s-shaped z dependence with zero at end wall and maximum at RFQ first cell.Longitudinal electric field is zero at the end wall and zero at first RFQ cell.Four equations in four unknowns are solved for four unknowns to get isopotential surface of RFQ vane profile.
9 The RFQ can adiabatically bunch a continuous beam beginning with m=1, but can also be designed to accelerate a prebunched beam.For a prebunched input beam the RFQ could begin with an m>1 accelerator section.Prebunched beams have a smaller range of phases (maybe ~60 deg or less) than for continuous beams.You can match for the average phase and have good matching for all phases. No need to worry about matching for a continuous beam.For a prebunched input beam, a RM section would not be necessary for matching.However, if we start abruptly with m>1 the vanetip radii at the ends would not be equal and there would be an undesirable electric potential on axis. This can be corrected by adding a transition cell, to be discussed later.
10 RFQ adiabatic bunching is important for maintaining good beam quality in high current beams. Bunching of high-current DC using rf cavities upstream of the linac increases the injected beam density causing space-charge-induced emittance blowup at high currents.K-T proposed adiabatic bunching with minimal compression of the beam density, avoiding the emittance blowup from space charge.But adiabatic bunching was not practical before the RFQ was invented, since it requires many longitudinal oscillation periods to gradually change the parameters, which requires a lot of real estate.Length of the adiabatic bunching section ~ b3. So you need small b to shorten it.The RFQ allows adiabatic bunching within a practical length, by providing strong-focusing at low-velocities, which lowers the injection energy.
11 Adiabatic bunching description The objective is to produce acceleration and high capture efficiency of the incident DC beam without longitudinal beam compression.Inject beam at low energy, typically 30 to 100 keV for protons.Initial accelerating field is zero (no initial vane modulation).Initial synchronous phase = -90 degrees,* where the bucket has 360 deg phase acceptance. This allows beam capture at all input phases.Gradually increase the vane modulation to increase the accelerating field.Gradually increase the cell-to-cell spacings to move the synchronous phase towards the crest of the accelerating field.*In linac convention the crest of the accelerating wave is at 0 deg, andphases for acceleration and longitudinal stability range from -90 to 0 deg.
12 K-T approach to adiabatic bunching for high-currents As the beam is accelerated, the bunch phase length shrinks, but the bunch spatial length in centimeters can remain nearly constant.Constant spatial bunch length avoids the large space-charge force from longitudinal compression that is associated with conventional bunching.
13 Adiabatic bunching determines A and fs as function of bs. In linear region, the product of longitudinal oscillation frequency times the squared bunch length is an adiabatic invariant. This impliesProduct of separatrix phase length Y times synchronous velocity is held constant. Controls bunch size in nonlinear region.
14 Example vane profile with adiabatic bunching in the gentle-buncher section. The shaper is a prebuncherthat linearly ramps phase and vane modulation.
15 RFQ beam-current limit formulas are the basis of high current RFQ design For RFQ designs of high-current beams one needs to provide an adequate beam-current limit in the design process. The Physics:RFQ beam current is limited by the strength of the electric focusingFocusing must compensate for space charge and must confine beam to within the available aperture.Both transverse and longitudinal current limits can be calculated from the RFQ parameters, based on 3D ellipsoid model for the space-charge field.Current Limit References: T.P.Wangler, “RF Linear Accelerators”, John Wiley&Sons 2nd Ed. (2008) pp T.P.Wangler, Space Charge Limits in Linear Accelerators, Los Alamos Report LA-8338 (1980).
16 RFQ Beam Dynamics Movie This shows beam dynamics of the RFQ.Horizontal scale is exaggerated.Viewed from rest frame of a bunch. The vanes are moving.Notice that after bunch is formed the bunch physical length remains approximately constant, consistent with the design objective.
19 Special sections for input and output of the RFQ Radial matching section is typically 4 to 6 cells long, has a flared vane profile, and can be used at either input or output of the RFQ.Dm transition cell can be used at either input or output to smoothly transition from m=1 to m>1 or from m=>1 to m=1.m=1 section has pure quadrupole symmetry, and arbitrary length. Its Iength can be chosen to adjust the output transverse phase space ellipses
20 Input radial matching section Input Radial Matching section provides transverse matching for a continuous (DC) input beam between the space-periodic low-energy transport line and the time-periodic RFQ.Crandall showed that radial matching works by gradually increasing the quadrupole focusing strength, done by reducing the aperture over a distance of about 4 to 6 RFQ cells. A converging input beam is required.A converging vanetip profile with pure quadrupole symmetry is also required.
21 Beam envelope at phases 90 degrees apart in a Radial Matching section Beam envelope at phases 90 degrees apart in a Radial Matching section. Three matched phase-space plots (x-x’ or y-y’) for phases 90 degrees apart are shown on the upper right. The phase space plots at the upper left show the same ellipses tracked backwards through the tapered RM section. The lower plot shows the beam profiles.
22 Output radial matching section Output radial matching section has a flared-out vane profile and can be used at the end of the RFQ vanes, where it eliminates an axial on-axis output potential.Also, output phase space ellipses for both x-x’ andy-y’ can be made identical (same Courant-Snyder parameters) after beam expansion in the output radial matching section. This is good for matching into an output solenoid channel.An output radial matching section allows matching to a periodic transport channel after the RFQ for both H+ and H- beams.
23 RFQ transition cell (K. Crandall RFQ transition cell (K. Crandall*) is very useful for either the entrance and exit of the RFQ. First we discuss the RFQ exit.For an RFQ where the vanes end abruptly at the end of the last accelerating cell, the unequal spacing of the vanetips causes a time-varying on-axis potential at the end and undesirable output beam-energy variation.Consequently, Crandall introduced a new type of cell called the transition cell which makes a smooth transition from a full modulation (m>1) to pure quadrupole symmetry (m=1).* K.R.Crandall, Ending RFQ Vane Tips With Quadrupole Symmetry,Proc Linac Conf., Tsukuba, Japan, (Aug 21-26, 1994)pp
24 Vane-tip profiles from the RFQ two term potential function for constant m>1. The RFQ acceleration cells with unequal aperture spacing and nonzero on-axis potential and field.
25 Now add Crandall’s transition cell for ending RFQ vanes with pure quadrupole symmetry. This avoids unwanted energy change at the RFQ exitVane-tip profiles in final accelerating cell (left) with m>1Is followed by a Dm transition cell (right) which ends RFQ vanes in pure quadrupole symmetry with m=1
26 Transition cell (continued) The transition cell is described by a special three-term potential solution to Laplace’s equation.Crandall matches the potential and first two derivatives at the interface between the two cell types.The length of the transition cell is slightly less than bl/2 length of the last accelerating cell:
27 Transition cell can also be used at the RFQ entrance for acceleration of a prebunched beam The RFQ can be designed to accelerate a prebunched beam which has a limited phase length. The beam doesn’t need to be adiabatically bunched in the RFQ.You can use a transition cell going from m=1 to m>1 to avoid an on-axis potential at the entrance.
28 RFQ transition cell at the entrance If you start RFQ with an m>1 accelerator section, the lack of quadrupole symmetry means there is a time-varying on-axis potential at the input, which produces an undesirable time-dependent energy change at the input.The on-axis potential at the input is eliminated by beginning the RFQ with an entrance transition cell which starts the RFQ with pure quadrupole symmetry (m=1) and transitions smoothly in one transition cell to the desired m>1.The entrance transition cell is then followed by the first m>1 accelerating cell.
29 m=1 sectionfout=0fout=90fout=180fout=270The m=1 section is an optional section with unmodulated vanes (quadrupole symmetry) that can follow a exit transition cell.The length of the m=1 cell may be chosen to provide the desired RFQ output transverse ellipse orientation.The ability to vary the phase of the output provides flexibility to facilitate matching at the RFQ exit. Examples are shown for different output phases on the right.
31 MSU Re-accelerator 4-Rod RFQ is being designed and built MSU Re-accelerator 4-Rod RFQ is being designed and built. Beam dynamics by MSU, construction by U. of Frankfurt.Input energy: 12 keV/uOutput energy: 600 keV/uTrans. Emitt = 0.6 p-mm-mradLong. Emitt = 0.3 p ns-keV/uFrequency: MHzLength: mTransmission: ~ 82%Room temperature structureOn order from U. of Frankfurt (Alwin Schempp)Delivery: ~Fall 200931
32 The ISIS Four-Rod RFQ at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 35 keV to 665 keV H- beam, MHz, V=90 kV shows a four-rod internal structure32
33 The MSU reaccelerator RFQ will look similar to this CW 4-rod for SARAF (Soreq applied research accelerator facility in Israel). 4 mA D+, CW, 3MeV, 176 MHz, 3.8 M , 220 kW, 39 cells.33
34 SARAF 4-ROD RFQ – 4-mA D+ to 3 MeV, 176 MHz, 3.8 m long, 250 kW power 39 cellsTuning plates, shown between the stems, are for flattening the voltage distribution.34
35 Rough Details on 4-Rod RFQ for MSU (Some of this may need to be updated.)Copper-plated steel for rods (short vanes) and stems, and an aluminum tank and Copper plating done at GSI.20% to 30% of power losses are on the rods. Outer tank has about 5% of losses. Stems and tuning plates between the stems have the rest.~90 kV maximum intervane voltage.Stems are bolted to tank.Q~4000.L~3.5mRF power ~ 150 kW for 90 kV on vanes and 3.5 m rod length. One power coupler in the middle of RFQ.Uses shims to align rods. Rods aligned to 100 microns.Rods, stems, and outer tank are all water cooled.Rods are water cooled separately from stems since because they determine the capacitance, they have a big effect on resonant frequency.Water-cooled tuning plates between stems are independently positioned for achieving flat voltage profile. Intervane voltage profile uniform to 2.5% .Uses square tank instead of cylindrical tank because of better delivery time, 10 mo.Vacuum will require about two 500 liter/sec turbopumps provided by MSU.35
36 RFQ Beam Dynamics Features of MSU four rod RFQ The input beam is prebunched with a multiharmonic buncher (3 frequencies to approximate a sawtooth) instead of using adiabatic bunching within the RFQ. Prebunching shortens the RFQ.Transition cells at entrance and exit are used to provide proper transition from non-quadrupole symmetry at ends of a normal RFQ accelerating cell with m~2 to quadrupole symmetry with m=1. Transition cells reduce undesirable axial fields at entrance and exit gaps.Input end consists of a radial matching section followed by a transition cell. Output end consists of a transition cell followed by a radial matching section. These radial matching sections provide x-y symmetric phase space ellipses needed for matching to the external solenoid lenses.36
37 Beam Dynamics Features of MSU RFQ design A question still under study is whether the nonzero potential on axis caused by the nonsymmetric stem configuration at the ends of 4-rod RFQ causes any problems. Schempp believes this is a small effect.37
38 Peak surface fields and RF electric breakdown are important topics for the RFQ
39 Kilpatrick Criterion on RF Breakdown • About 40 years ago, W. D. Kilpatrick analyzed the data on rf breakdown, and proposed the conditions that would avoid rfbreakdown.• The results were expressed by T.J.Boyd in a convenient formula:where f is the frequency, and EK is called the Kilpatrick limit. Theequation must be solved iteratively for EK.• The criterion is based on experimental results that were obtained inan era before clean vacuum systems were prevalent. The criterion isconservative by today's standards.
41 Bravery Factor Modification • To apply the Kilpatrick criterion to modern normal-conductingstructures, Boyd introduced the bravery factor. Replace Es=EK byEs=b EK , where Es is the peak surface electric field, and b isthe bravery factor.• Typical values range from 1.5<b<2.0. CW RFQs are usuallydesigned using less than about b=1.8. Larger values (b>2) may be used for pulsed accelerators with pulse lengths less than 1 msec.• Notice EK increases with increasing frequency. Below 1 GHz, one finds approximatelyFor the RFQ Es=kV/r0 where k=1.25 to 1.55, depending on geometry and is 1.36 for circular vanetip cross section.
43 MSU Re-accelerator 4-Rod RFQ is being designed and built MSU Re-accelerator 4-Rod RFQ is being designed and built. Beam dynamics by MSU, construction by U. of Frankfurt.Input energy: 12 keV/uOutput energy: 600 keV/uTrans. Emitt = 0.6 p-mm-mradLong. Emitt = 0.3 p ns-keV/uFrequency: MHzLength: mTransmission: ~ 82%Room temperature structureOn order from U. of Frankfurt (Alwin Schempp)Delivery: ~Fall 200943
44 Rough Details on 4-Rod RFQ for MSU (Some of this may need to be updated.)Copper-plated steel for rods (short vanes) and stems, and an aluminum tank and Copper plating done at GSI.20% to 30% of power losses are on the rods. Outer tank has about 5% of losses. Stems and tuning plates between the stems have the rest.~90 kV maximum intervane voltage.Stems are bolted to tank.Q~4000.L~3.5mRF power ~ 150 kW for 90 kV on vanes and 3.5 m rod length. One power coupler in the middle of RFQ.Uses shims to align rods. Rods aligned to 100 microns.Rods, stems, and outer tank are all water cooled.Rods are water cooled separately from stems since because they determine the capacitance, they have a big effect on resonant frequency.Water-cooled tuning plates between stems are independently positioned for achieving flat voltage profile. Intervane voltage profile uniform to 2.5% .Uses square tank instead of cylindrical tank because of better delivery time, 10 mo.Vacuum will require about two 500 liter/sec turbopumps provided by MSU.44
45 SARAF four-rod RFQ is the first four rod RFQ designed for CW (100%) duty operation. MSU four rod RFQ will be the second one.
46 The MSU reaccelerator RFQ will look similar to this CW 4-rod for SARAF (Soreq applied research accelerator facility in Israel). 4 mA D+, CW, 3MeV, 176 MHz, 3.8 M , 260 kW, 39 cells.46
47 SARAF 4-ROD RFQ – 4-mA D+ to 3 MeV, 176 MHz, 3.8 m long, 260 kW power 39 cellsTuning plates, shown between the stems, are for flattening the voltage distribution.47
48 Beam commissioningOperating in pulsed mode for beam commissioning with average power < 200W, limited by beam diagnostics.Beam current measured in LEBT before the RFQ (Faraday cup) and also in MEBT after the RFQ (modular parametric current transformer).Output ion energy measured with time of flight with two MEBT BPMs used as phase pickups. Also Rutherford scattering monitor from thin gold foil target for beam energy measurement.Longitudinal bunch width measured with two Fast Faraday cups located downstream of RFQ.
49 High RF power commissioning for SARAF four-rod RFQ The main challenge is removing 250 kW from the 3.8-m rods, an unprecedented heat density. A high-flow water-cooling system including flow inside the rods is incorporated.A common RF conditioning procedure is to gradually raise the RF power at low duty factor, keeping the vacuum pressure below about 10-6 torr.Then gradually increase duty factor. This allows RF conditioning while limiting risk of arcing damage on rods.
50 High RF power performance status* What performance has the SARAF RFQ achieved?-Design power for deuterons is 260 kWRF conditioning for about two months after opening up for the first time last year. Since then:-Achieved: 280 kW at 15% duty factor -Achieved: 240 kW CW for 30 min -Achieved: 210 kW CW for 2 hr-Achieved: 190 kW CW for 12 hours.But recent field-emission problems and melting of a tuning plate forced them to open up for a second time.I. Mardor et al. “Status of the SARAF CW 40 MeV Proton/Deuteron Accelerator” , PAC2009, Vancouver, to be published.
51 Special actions to improve the RF conditioning for the SARAF four-rod RFQ Needed to round sharp edges on bottom of rods especially where rods are in close proximity to stems, to reduce field-emission problemsCleaning the rods.Bake at 75 deg C for a week.Add a third cryopump to the two existing turbo pumps.A tuning plate melted due to extremely high current density for reasons not yet clear. It is being replaced.
52 Geometry of RFQ rods and stems that had field-emission Back side of RFQ vanes have been machined to avoid field emissionnear the opposite vane stem (You can see the indentation . Max fieldthere is ~13 MV/m.)
53 Rods were remachined near where stems with opposite voltage caused arcing damage Rods showed signs of extensive field emission between bottom of rods and stems of opposite voltage. Rods were remachined and sharp edges were removed.
54 SNS four-vane RFQRatti et al., Proc. Of LINAC2002, Gyeongju, Korea, pp402.5 MHz RFQ accelerates 50 mA H- from 65 keV to 2.5 MeV, 1-msec pulses at 60 Hz.Transmission measurement versus RF power agrees well with Toutatis code. (See the figure)Slit-and wire/harp collector to measure transverse emittance. Agreement of measured emittances with simulations is very good.
55 SNS H- RFQ – designed and built by LBNL 65 keV to 2.5 MeV, 402.5 MHz 4-vane RFQ with p-mode stabilizers for dipole mode supression4 modules with 3.72-m total length402.5 MHz resonant frequency640 kW pulsed power needed to achieve nominal gradient without beam8 power couplers80 fixed tunersDynamic tuning implemented by adjusting cooling water2.5 min. needed to reach stable operation from cold startSNS RFQ seen from the LEBT (Low-Energy Beam Transport) side.
56 SNS transmitted beam current versus RF power SNS transmitted beam current versus RF power. The abcissa is the RF power which is proportional to square of intervane voltage.
57 SNS RFQ issuesSNS had two operational events that are believed to have caused some problems with the RFQ frequency.One was with very low temperature of the cooling water which may have taken the RFQ out of design range.The other event resulted in an excess pressure in the cooling water.
58 SNS RFQ issues (continued) Consequence appears to have been an irreversable resonant frequency shift that was out of range of feedback citcuit.The frequency shift was fixed by adjusting the “fixed tuners” which has since provided stable operation.
60 ISIS (Rutherford Appleton Lab) four-rod RFQ Letchford et al., Proc of 2005 Particle Accel. Conf. Knoxville, TennesseeX-ray end-point measurement confirms the vane voltage calibration by monitoring the bremsstrahlung from the cavity.As design field level was approached during commissioning, sparking and vacuum pressure increased. Eventually full field level was achieved.But after 2000 hours of operation the spark rate began to increase until operation at design field level was no longer possible.
61 ISIS four-rod RFQ (cont) Visual inspection through window on the cavity showed considerable arcing damage on vanes.RFQ was dismantled to clean and polish the rods (easy to do with the removable insert).After reassembly the RFQ was baked using 200 W of CW RF power with cooling water shut off.Since then the RFQ has operated with no degradation of performance. The X-ray dose rate fell by two orders of magnitude.
62 An explanation for the ISIS RFQ problems Due to miscommunication during assembly, some parts may not have been cleaned after machining and assembly.The resulting arcing got worse and worse until they couldn’t maintain the design field level.They had to open up to clean and polish to repair the arcing damage.
63 ISIS RFQ commissioning results An electrostatic energy separator was used to distinguish accelerated beam from non-accelerated beam at the output.Observed transmission of accelerated beam ~95% agreed well with simulations.Output beam energy and energy spread was measured with a gas scattering energy analyser. Good agreement with simulations.Bunch length at RFQ output was measured using a moveable fast Faraday cup. Good agreement as function of vane voltage with simulations.Transverse beam emittances were measured at RFQ output. For matched beam at input, there was no observable emittance growth at output, in agreement with simulations.