The dynamics of ultra-compact and isochronous GeV energy FFAGS

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Abstract

The FFAG (Fixed-Field Alternating-Gradient) accelerator is a class of accelerators that comprises the best features of the cyclotron and the synchrotron, combining fixed magnetic fields with strong focusing gradients for stable, low-loss operation. Here, a new type of medium-energy 1 GeV isochronous (CW) FFAG has been developed in a racetrack layout that supports two opposing synchrotron-like straights, permitting both highgradient RF modules and efficient injection and extraction in a highly compact footprint. In this paper we present beam dynamic simulations for this compact racetrack FFAG, and compare the differences between an equivalent circular and racetrack configuration. A comparison of the FFAG dynamics with the 800-MeV (Daeδalus) cyclotron is briefly presented.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2014
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference
PublisherJACoW
Pages780-783
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501328
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event5th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2014 - Dresden, Germany
Event duration: 15 Jun 201420 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference5th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2014
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period15/06/1420/06/14