Functional overview of the RF power system for the LIPAc RFQ

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  • Moisés Weber
  • Takahiro Shinya
  • Ivan Moya
  • Purificacion Mendéz
  • David Regidor
  • Cristina de la Morena
  • José Maria Forteza
  • Pilar Gil
  • Alvaro Marchena
  • Igor Kirpitchev
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  • Joaquin Molla
  • Naoya Kubo
  • Kenichi Hayashi
  • Miguel Mendez
  • Jeff Thomsen
  • Tomoya Akagi
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  • Marco Di Giacomo
  • Hervé Dzitko
  • Michel Desmons
  • Takashi Ebisawa
  • Enrico Fagotti
  • Ignacio Garcia-Caro
  • Dominique Gex
  • Francesco Grespan
  • Victor Gutierrez
  • Angel Ibarra
  • Yoshitaka Ikeda
  • Yukiharu Ikeda
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  • Antti Jokinen
  • Atsushi Kasugai
  • Toshihiko Kitano
  • Juan Knaster
  • Hitoshi Kobayashi
  • Keitaro Kondo
  • Antonio Miguel Lopez
  • Sunao Maebara
  • Bertrand Renard
  • Shigeru O'hira
  • Antonio Palmieri
  • Guy Phillips
  • Ivan Podadera
  • Keishi Sakamoto
  • Joaquin Sanchez
  • Francesco Scantamburlo
  • Masayoshi Sugimoto
  • Ken Takayama

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  • CIEMAT - Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas
  • QST - National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology
  • F4E - Fusion For Energy
  • Indra Sistemas
  • Seven Solutions
  • CEA Saclay - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique
  • INFN - Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
  • IFMIF/EVEDA Project Team
  • GANIL - Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds
  • KEK - High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation

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Design, development, manufacturing, and test activities of the RF power system (RFPS) for Linear IFMIF Prototype Accelerator (LIPAc) were completed in Europe. Installation and commissioning activities were carried out at the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility-Engineering Validation and Engineering Design Activities (IFMIF/EVEDA) site in Rokkasho, Japan. Challenging IFMIF requirements led to a number of innovations during design and development.
Commissioning required a major effort on calibration and fine setting and led to development of new functionalities. The RFPS was validated under full power and 125-mA deuteron beam loading conditions, in the radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ), demonstrating good performance. This article is an overview about how technical challenges impacted the prototype RFPS design and its functional evolution during commissioning, cavity conditioning, and beam operation of the RFQ.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2987-2996
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2021


  • High-intensity beam, Nuclear fusion, Particle accelerator, Radiofrequency, Tetrode

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