Gigawatt Pulse Power Systems and SRF Cavity Development Programs at BARC India
Head, Particle Beam Generation & Diagnostics Section and Project Manager Electron Beam Center, APPD/BARC, Mumbai, India
Lundi 19/03/2007, 14:00
Bat 130, pce 52 -- 7 à table + 3, CEA Paris-Saclay
Accelerator and Pulse Power Division of BARC has been developing Pulse Power Systems from 0.5 GW to 50 GW, 50 to 100 ns, 0.2 to 1 MV single pulse systems since early seventies. A number of systems in the impedance range of 150 ohm to ~ 15 ohm based on Marx generator, tesla transformer, oil and water transmission lines, oil and gas spark gap switches and copper sulphate load have been developed. All these systems have been used to generate intense pulsed relativistic electron beams (REB) using explosive field emission process. These gigawatt beams were earlier intended for beam propagation and beam plasma interaction studies related to thermo nuclear fusion. During the last decade or so, we started using these beams for High Power Microwave (HPM) and Flash X Ray (FXR) generation studies. HPM generation in VIRCATOR, BWO and Beam Plasma Device (BPD) and FXR by bremsstrahlung targets has been demonstrated. A brief description of the systems and results of some experiments on beam generation, HPM and FXR will be presented. Superconducting RF cavities are employed in high energy particle accelerators to produce accelerating field gradients of >10 MeV/m. A program to develop single cell Niobium Elliptical cavity for a proton beam with beta=0.42 has been taken up. Some of the design features and proto type copper cavity development will be presented.


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