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Alignment of cavities and magnets at J-PARC linac

Morishita, Takatoshi; Ao, Hiroyuki; Asano, Hiroyuki; Ito, Takashi; Ueno, Akira; Okawa, Tomohiro; Hasegawa, Kazuo; Ikegami, Masanori*; Naito, Fujio*; Tanaka, Hirokazu*; Yoshino, Kazuo*

It has been widely accepted that an accurate alignment is essential to achieve high beam quality and highly stable operation increasingly demanded in recent particle accelerators. The J-PARC linac components are finely aligned based on the precise survey network, where we have emphasized on attaining the smoothness between adjacent elements. A floor elevation of the accelerator tunnel has been periodically measured since the completion of the linac building to correct the error by the settlement. The alignment of the linac components have been finished at Sep. 2006 and the beam commissioning has been started at Nov. 2006. After a coarse adjustment of the RF phase and amplitude, nearly complete beam transmission was easily established without using steering magnet. This successful beam transport proves the validity of the alignment strategy and the accurateness of the alignment procedure.

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