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Two counter-rotating proton beams will be injected into the LHC at an energy of 450 GeV by two kicker magnet systems, producing magnetic field pulses of approximately 750 ns rise time and 6.6 /spl mu/s flat top duration. To avoid dilution of the beam emittance during injection, a stringent design requirement of the system is a flat top ripple of the(More)
The next linear collider (NLC) accelerator proposal at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC, Menlo Park, CA), requires a highly efficient and reliable, low cost, pulsed-power modulator to drive the klystrons. A solid-state induction modulator has been developed at SLAC to power the klystrons; this modulator uses commercial high voltage and high current(More)
A charge booster unit is required as part of an upgrade to the ISAC facility at TRIUMF. ISAC is an isotope separator coupled to an accelerator. ISAC is presently capable of accelerating only isotopes with atomic mass up to 30. The charge booster will allow ISAC to accelerate all the masses in the periodic table. A fast kicker system has been built to study(More)
An international collaboration plans to measure the lifetime of the muon to a precision of 1 part per million . The "MuLan" experiment will take place at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Northern Switzerland. The MuLan experiment requires a fast beam line kicker, which can turn the beam on and off, to invoke an artificial time structure on the continuous(More)
TRIUMF's Ion Trap for Atomic and Nuclear Science (TITAN) Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) Beam Cooler is a device that cools and collects short-lived isotopes, with half-lives as short as 10 ms, created by an Isotope Separator and Accelerator (ISAC). An RF square wave driver (RFSWD), that must have rise and fall times of less than 125 ns (10% to 90%),(More)
The mean life of the positive muon has been measured to a precision of 11 ppm using a low-energy, pulsed muon beam stopped in a ferromagnetic target, which was surrounded by a scintillator detector array. The result, tau(micro)=2.197 013(24) micros, is in excellent agreement with the previous world average. The new world average tau(micro)=2.197 019(21)(More)
Each of the two LHC injection kicker magnet systems must produce a kick of 1.3 T. m with a flattop duration variable up to 7.86 ms, and rise and fall times of less than 900 ns and 3 ms, respectively. A kicker magnet system consists of four 5 W transmission line magnets with matched terminating resistors, four 5 W Pulse Forming Networks (PFNs) and two(More)
A prototype 1-MHz beam chopper for the proposed KAON factory at TRIUMF (Tri-University Meson Facility) has been constructed. The chopper is an electric field device, driven by a tetrode-based pulser, for deflecting a charged particle beam. Associated with the tetrode used in the prototype design are high-voltage power supplies for the electrodes. The(More)
Kicker magnets are required for all ring-to-ring transfers in the 5 rings of the proposed KAON factory synchrotron. The kick must rise/fall from 1% to 99% of full strength during the time interval of gaps created in the beam (80 ns to 160 ns) so that the beam can be extracted with minimum losses. Approximately one-third of the injection and extraction(More)
The European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) is constructing the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Two counter-rotating proton beams will be injected into the LHC at an energy of 450 GeV by two kicker magnet systems, producing magnetic field pulses of approximately 900 ns rise time and 6.6 /spl mu/s flat top duration with a ripple of less than /spl(More)