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by John D Galambos
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Conference Paper
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Conference Name
42nd ICFA Advanced Beam Dynamics Workshop on High-Intensity, High-Brightness Hadron Beams
Conference Location
Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
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Since the start of neutron production in October of 2006, the average SNS proton beam power level has increased from ~ 5 kW to over 500 kW. This increased has been realized by increases in the beam current, pulse length and repetition rate. A major concern in the power ramp up has been minimization of uncontrolled beam loss. The beam loss levels, and operational experience with residual activation will be discussed. Also the operational run availability is discussed.