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Minimizing Errant Beam at the Spallation Neutron Source...

by Charles C Peters, Willem Blokland, Thomas A Justice, Timothy B Southern
Publication Type
Conference Paper
Journal Name
Proceedings of the International Beam Instrumentation Conference (IBIC)
Publication Date
Page Numbers
491 to 498
Conference Name
6th International Beam Instrumentation Conference (IBIC 2017)
Conference Location
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America
Conference Sponsor
Michigan State University
Conference Date

Over the years SNS has been optimizing the amount of errant beam pulses in the accelerator. The errant beam pulses can damage the superconducting cavities and thus lower the uptime of the accelerator. This talk will present the effort that has been made to lower the amount of errant beam pulses with new diagnostics, analysis of processes that cause errant beam, and the resulting lessons learned.