Electromagnetic design and development of a combined function horizontal and vertical dipole steerer magnet for medium energy beam transport line

Authors:
Singh, Kumud (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India)); Itteera, Janvin (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India)); Ukarde, Priti (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India)); Teotia, Vikas(Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India)); Kumar, Prashant (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India)); Malhotra, Sanjay (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India)); Taly, Y.K. (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India))

Abstract:
Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) line is required to match the optical functions between the RFQ and SRF cavities/DTL cavities.The primary function of the MEBT lines is to keep the emittance growth of the output beam as low as possible in a highly space charge environment at low energies. The transverse focusing of the beam is achieved by strong focusing quadrupoles and the longitudinal dynamics is achieved by the buncher cavities. The Dipole Steerers serve the function of a control element to achieve the desired transverse beam position. To minimize the emittance growth high magnetic field rigidity is required in a highly constrained longitudinal space for these corrector magnets. The design and development of an air-cooled dipole steerer magnet has been done for an integral dipole field of 2.1mT-m in a Good Field Region (GFR) of 23 mm diameter with Integral Field homogeneity better than 0.5%. Electromagnetic field simulations were done using 3D-FEM simulation software OPERA. Error sensitivity studies have been carried out to specify the manufacturing tolerances to estimate and minimize the beam transmission loss due to likely misalignments and rotation of the magnet. A combined function dipole corrector magnet has been designed and fabricated at the Control Instrumentation Division, BARC. This paper discusses measurement results of a combined function dipole steerer for MEBT line for Proton (H+) beam at 2.5 MeV. (author)

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