Publications by Suzie Sheehy

A 1 gev cw ffag high intensity proton driver

IPAC 2012 - International Particle Accelerator Conference 2012 (2012) 3234-3236

SL Sheehy, C Johnstone

The drive for high beam power, high duty cycle, and reliable beams at reasonable cost has focused world attention on fixed-field accelerators, notably Fixed-Field Alternating Gradient accelerators (FFAGs). High-intensity GeV proton drivers are of particular interest, as these encounter duty cycle and space-charge limits in the synchrotron and machine size concerns in the weaker-focusing cyclotron. Recently, the concept of isochronous orbits has been explored and developed for non-scaling FFAGs using powerful new methodologies in FFAG accelerator design. These new breeds of FFAGs have been identified by international collaborations for serious study thanks to their potential applications including Accelerator Driven Subcritical Reactors (ADS) and Accelerator Transmutation of Waste. The extreme reliability requirements for ADS mandate CW operation capability and the FFAGs strong focusing, particularly in the vertical, will serve to mitigate the effect of space charge (as compared with the weak-focusing cyclotron). This paper reports on these new advances in FFAG accelerator technology and presents a stable, 0.25- 1GeV isochronous FFAG for an accelerator driven subcritical reactor. Copyright © 2012 by IEEE.

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