Minerva (MYRRHA Phase 1) RFQ Beam Commissioning

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  • Angélique Gatera
  • Wouter De Cock
  • Dirk Vandeplassche
  • Jorik Belmans
  • Franck Pompon
  • François Davin
  • Frédéric Doucet
  • Laurent Parez
  • Aurélien Ponton
  • Frédéric Bouly
  • Christophe Joly
  • L. Perrot
  • Holger Podlech
  • C. Zhang
  • J. Tamura
  • GSI - Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
  • JAEA - Japan Atomic Energy Agency
  • Université Paris-Saclay
  • CNRS/IN2P3 - Université Grenoble Alpes - LPSC
  • IPN - Institute de Physique Nucléaire
  • Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main - Institut für Angewandte Physik

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The MYRRHA project [1] aims at coupling a 600 MeV proton accelerator to a subcritical fission core operating at a thermal power of 70 MW. The nominal proton beam for this ADS (Accelerator Driven System) has an intensity of 4 mA and is delivered in a quasi-CW mode. Phase 1 of the project will realise a 100 MeV, 4 mA superconducting linac with the mission of ensuring the ADS requirements in terms of reliability and fault tolerance. As part of the
reliability optimisation program the integrated prototyping of the MINERVA injector is ongoing. The front-end of the injector is composed of an ECR proton source, an LEBT (Low Energy Beam Transport line) and a four-rod RFQ accelerating the beam to 1.5 MeV. The present contribution focuses on the current beam tests on the RFQ, including beam matching, RF conditioning, assessment of the cavities’ performances and accelerated beam characterisation.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference
PublisherJACoW Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-214-1
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2021
Event2021 - IPAC - 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Online
Duration: 24 May 202128 May 2021

Publication series

NameIPAC proceedings series
ISSN (Electronic)2673-5490


Conference2021 - IPAC - 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference


  • MYRRHA, RFQ, MINERVA, Commissioning

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