Bonn 2010 – wissenschaftliches Programm
T 90.5: Vortrag
Mittwoch, 17. März 2010, 15:05–15:20, HG ÜR 9
ExB Chopper System — •Christoph Wiesner — Institut für Angewandte Physik, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main
A chopper system for high intensity proton beams of up to 200 mA and repetition rates up to 250 kHz is under development at IAP to be tested and applied at the Frankfurt Neutron Source FRANZ. The chopper system consists of a fast kicker for transversal separation of the beams and a static septum magnet to lower the dynamic deflection angle. Multi-particle simulations and preliminary experiments are presented. The simulations were made using a Particle in Cell (PIC)-Code developed at IAP. It permits the study of collective effects of compensation and secondary electrons on the proton beam in time-dependent kicker fields. A magnetic kicker with high repetition rate would entail high power consumption while electrostatic deflection in combination with intense beams can lead to voltage breakdown. Therefore a Wien filter-type ExB configuration consisting of a static magnetic dipole field and a pulsed electric field to compensate the magnetic deflection is discussed. The 25 kV high voltage pulser (250 kHz, 100 ns) will apply fast MOSFET transistor technology in the primary circuit, while the high voltage is provided at the secondary circuit around a metglas transformer core.