Commissioning of the MYRRHA low energy beam transport line and space charge compensation experiments

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The MYRRHA project aims at the construction of a new research reactor in Mol (Belgium) to demonstrate the nuclear waste transmutation feasibility with an Accelerator Driven System (ADS). In its subcritical configuration, the MYRRHA facility requires a driving proton beam with a maximum power of 2.4 MW. Such a continuous wave beam will be delivered by a superconducting linear accel- erator. The linac injector will be composed of: a proton source, a low energy beam transport line (LEBT), a 176 MHz RFQ and CH-DTL cavities. The LEBT prototype has been built and is presently installed and operated at LPSC Grenoble (France). An experimental program has been carried out to optimise the tuning of the line, the beam transport, and to study the space charge compensation mechanism.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IPAC2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
Subtitle of host publication04 Hadron accelerators - T12 Bean Injection/extraction and transport
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017
Event2017 - IPAC: 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference. - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 14 May 201719 May 2017
Conference number: TUPVA062


Conference2017 - IPAC



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