Author: Komppula, J.
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MOPP031 Optimisation of the ISIS Proton Synchrotron Experimental Damping System 166
  • A. Pertica, D.W. Posthuma de Boer, R.E. Williamson
    STFC/RAL/ISIS, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • J. Komppula
    CERN, Meyrin, Switzerland
  The ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, located in the UK, consists of a H linear accelerator, a rapid cycling proton synchrotron and two extraction lines delivering protons onto heavy metal targets. One of the limiting factors for achieving higher intensities in the accelerator is the head-tail instability present in the synchrotron, around 2ms after injection. In order to mitigate this instability, an experimental damping system is being developed for the ISIS synchrotron. Initial tests using a split electrode BPM as a pickup and a ferrite loaded kicker as a damper showed positive results. This paper describes the different developments made to the damping system and planned improvements to optimize its performance for use in normal operations.  
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About • paper received ※ 04 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 09 September 2019       issue date ※ 10 November 2019  
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