Author: Schuster, M.
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MOPTEV007 RF Conditioning of 120 kW CW 1.3 GHz High Power Couplers for the bERLinPro Energy Recovery Linac 216
  • A. Neumann, W. Anders, A. Frahm, F. Göbel, A. Heugel, S. Klauke, J. Knobloch, M. Schuster, Y. Tamashevich
    HZB, Berlin, Germany
  Funding: The work is funded by the Helmholtz-Association, BMBF, the state of Berlin and HZB.
This year, the commissioning of the 50 MeV, 100 mA bERLinPro Energy Recovery Linac test facility [1] will resume. For the Booster cryo-module of the injector line, operated with three modified 1.3 GHz Cornell style 2-cell SRF cavities, a new type of power coupler was developed, based on KEK’s C-ERL injector coupler. Modifications were made for a stronger coupling and lower emittance diluting coupler tip variant, a so-called "Golf Tee" shape and the cooling concept was redesigned based on KEK’s first experiences. For the final stage, the injector needs to deliver a low emittance beam of 100 mA average beam current at 6.5 MeV. That results in a traveling and continuous wave forward power requirement of up to 120 kW each of the twin setup feeding one Booster cavity. In this contribution we will give a short overview of the RF design and its impact on the beam’s emittance, give an overview of the conditioning teststand and the results achieved with the first pairs of couplers.
[1] M. Abo-Bakr et al., in Proc. 9th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC’18), Vancouver, BC, Canada, Apr. 4,, pp. 4127-4130, doi:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2018-THPMF034
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About • Received ※ 19 June 2021 — Accepted ※ 19 August 2021 — Issue date; ※ 17 January 2022  
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Damage Recovery for SRF Photoinjector Cavities  
  • Y. Tamashevich, A. Frahm, F. Göbel, S. Heling, A. Hellwig, K. Janke, S. Klauke, J. Knobloch, A.N. Matveenko, A. Neumann, H. Plötz, A.L. Prudnikava, S. Rotterdam, M. Schuster, J. Ullrich
    HZB, Berlin, Germany
  Two niobium elliptical 1.3 GHz SRF electron photoinjector cavities were successfully recovered after mechanical inner surface damage. Both injector cavities had deep imprints in critical high surface electric field area around the photoelectric cathode position. The repairing procedure, consisting of surface inspection, mechanical polishing and light chemical etching is described in detail. Subsequent cold RF tests demonstrate complete performance recovery.  
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