Author: Murcek, P.
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More than 15 Years of CW SRF Operation at ELBE  
  • A. Arnold, M. Freitag, U. Lehnert, P. Michel, P. Murcek, Ch. Schneider, J. Teichert, R. Xiang
    HZDR, Dresden, Germany
  ELBE is a compact, accelerator-driven photon and particle source. Since 2001 it is operated as a user facility, providing more than 5500 hours of beam time each year. The electron accelerator is based on four superconducting 9-cell TESLA cavities that are driven in full CW operation to accelerate an average current of 1 mA up to beam energies of 40 MeV. The first part of the talk will summarize our experiences of operating TESLA cavities in CW. In detail, this includes their performance and attempts to improve it, as well as investigations on limitations. Additionally, we will discuss several issues that are related to the high average RF as well as beam power and we will present appropriate measures to protect the machine. In this regard, a resonant ring for RF component tests up to 100 kW was set up. The second part of the talk will focus on the development and operation of our SRF guns that are designed to produce short bunches with high charges and repetition rates of 1 MHz and beyond. Recently, SRF gun II was successfully transferred into routine user operation and delivers now more than 200 pC at 100 kHz to the experiment. First convincing results will be presented.  
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MOP100 Design Upgrades of the Next Superconducting RF Gun for ELBE 326
  • J. Teichert, A. Arnold, S. Ma, P. Murcek, J. Schaber, H. Vennekate, R. Xiang, P.Z. Zwartek
    HZDR, Dresden, Germany
  • K. Zhou
    CAEP/IAE, Mianyang, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China
  Funding: Funding is provided by the China Scholarship Council.
At the ELBE user facility a superconducting RF photoinjector has been in operation since several years. The injector is routinely applied for THz radiation production in user beam experiments. For future applications higher bunch charges, shorter pulses and lower transverse emittances are required. Thus it is planned to replace this SRF gun by a next version with an RF cavity reaching a higher acceleration gradient. We also present improvements concerning the SC solenoid and the photocathode exchange system and report on the status of construction and testing of this SRF gun cryomodule.
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About • paper received ※ 27 June 2019       paper accepted ※ 02 July 2019       issue date ※ 14 August 2019  
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THP032 SRF Gun and SRF Linac Driven THz at ELBE Successfully in User Operation 915
  • R. Xiang, A. Arnold, P.E. Evtushenko, S. Kovalev, U. Lehnert, P.N. Lu, S. Ma, P. Michel, P. Murcek, A.A. Ryzhov, J. Schaber, Ch. Schneider, J. Teichert
    HZDR, Dresden, Germany
  • H. Vennekate
    RI Research Instruments GmbH, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  • I. Will
    MBI, Berlin, Germany
  Funding: The work was partly supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) grant 05K12CR1 and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) project (XI 106/2-1).
The first all-SRF accelerator driven THz source has been operated as a user facility since 2018 at ELBE radiation center. The CW electron beam is extracted from SRF gun II, accelerated to relativistic energies and compressed to sub-ps length in the ELBE SRF linac with a chicane. THz pulses are produced by pass-ing the short electron bunches through a diffraction radiator (CDR) and an undulator. The coherent THz power increases quadratically with bunch charge. The pulse energy up to 10 µJ at 0.3 THz with 100 kHz has been generated.
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About • paper received ※ 02 July 2019       paper accepted ※ 04 July 2019       issue date ※ 14 August 2019  
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