, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 247–259

Design studies of a high-current radiofrequency quadrupole for accelerator-driven systems programme


DOI: 10.1007/s12043-010-0024-9

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Rao, S.V.L.S. & Singh, P. Pramana - J Phys (2010) 74: 247. doi:10.1007/s12043-010-0024-9


A 3 MeV, 30 mA radiofrequency quadrupole (RFQ) accelerator has been designed for the low-energy high-intensity proton accelerator (LEHIPA) project at BARC, India. The beam and cavity dynamics studies were performed using the computer codes LIDOS, TOUTATIS, SUPERFISH and CST microwave studio. We have followed the conventional design technique with slight modifications and compared that with the equipartitioned (EP) type of design. The sensitivity of the RFQ to the variation of input beam Twiss-Courant parameters and emittance has also been studied. In this article we discuss both design strategies and the details of the 3D cavity simulation studies.


Radiofrequency quadrupoleemittanceTwiss parametersbeam transmissionequipartioninglow-energy high-intensity proton acceleratorcavity dynamics

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear Physics DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia