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Report of the design examination and the installation work for the radiation shield at the beam injection area in the 3 GeV synchrotron

Nakanoya, Takamitsu; Kamiya, Junichiro; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Takayanagi, Tomohiro; Tani, Norio; Kotoku, Hirofumi*; Horino, Koki*; Yanagibashi, Toru*; Takeda, Osamu*; Yamamoto, Kazami

JAEA-Technology 2021-019, 105 Pages, 2021/11

JAEA-Technology-2021-019.pdf:10.25MB

Since a user operation startup, the 3 GeV synchrotron accelerator (Rapid-Cycling Synchrotron: RCS) gradually reinforced the beam power. As a result, the surface dose rate of the apparatus located at the beam injection area of the RCS, such as the magnet, vacuum chambers, beam monitors, etc., increases year by year. The beam injection area has many apparatuses which required manual maintenance, so reducing worker's dose is a serious issue. To solve this problem, we have organized a task force for the installation of the shield. The task force has aimed to optimize the structure of the radiation shield, construct the installation procedure with due consideration of the worker's dose suppression. As the examination result of the shield design, we have decided to adopt removal shielding that could be installed quickly and easily when needed. We carried out shield installation work during the 2020 summer maintenance period. The renewal work required to install the shielding has been carried out in a under high-dose environment. For this reason, reducing the dose of workers was an important issue. So, we carefully prepared the work plan and work procedure in advance. During the work period, we implemented various dose reduction measures and managed individual dose carefully. As a result, the dose of all workers could be kept below the predetermined management value. We had installed removal shielding at the beam injection area in the 2020 summer maintenance period. We confirmed that this shield can contribute to the reduction of the dose during work near the beam injection area. It was a large-scale work to occupy the beam injection area during almost of the summer maintenance period. However, it is considered very meaningful for dose suppression in future maintenance works.

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Radiation shielding installation for beam injection section of 3GeV synchrotron

Nakanoya, Takamitsu; Kamiya, Junichiro; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Takayanagi, Tomohiro; Tani, Norio; Kotoku, Hirofumi*; Horino, Koki*; Yanagibashi, Toru*; Takeda, Osamu*; Yamamoto, Kazami

Proceedings of 18th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.238 - 242, 2021/10

Since a user operation startup, the 3GeV synchrotron accelerator (Rapid-Cycling Synchrotron: RCS) gradually reinforced the beam power. As a result, the surface dose rate of the apparatus located at the beam injection area of the RCS increases year by year. The beam injection area has many apparatuses which required manual maintenance, so reducing worker's dose is a serious issue. To solve this problem, we have decided to adopt removal shielding that could be installed quickly and easily when needed. We carried out shield installation work during the 2020 summer maintenance period. The installation work of the shield has been carried out in a under high-dose environment. For this reason, reducing the dose of workers was an important issue. So, we carefully prepared the work plan and work procedure in advance. During the work period, we implemented various dose reduction measures and managed individual dose carefully. As a result, the dose of all workers could be kept below the predetermined management value. We had installed removal shielding at the beam injection area in the 2020 summer maintenance period. We confirmed that this shield can contribute to the reduction of the dose during work near the beam injection area.

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Fabrication status of charge stripper foil for 3 GeV synchrotron of J-PARC

Nakanoya, Takamitsu; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Yamazaki, Yoshio; Takeda, Osamu*; Saeki, Riuji*; Muto, Masayoshi*

Proceedings of 16th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.545 - 549, 2019/07

In the 3 GeV Rapid Cycling Synchrotron (RCS) of the Japan Proton Accelerator Research complex (J-PARC), we adopted the carbon stripper foil for the multi-turn H- charge exchange injection. The charge exchange foil which use in RCS is fabricated by the arc discharge method with the boron doped carbon electrode. The foil fabricated this method is called HBC foil (Hybrid Boron mixed Carbon stripper foil). HBC foil had been developed at KEK. It has high durability for the beam irradiation damage. In past days, the foil fabrication process was conducted in KEK Tsukuba-site and the foil preparation process was conducted in JAEA Tokai-site. In 2017, the foil deposition apparatus has been relocated from KEK to JAEA, and we started both processes in Tokai-site. We carried out the offline beam irradiation test for the new HBC foil which fabricated in JAEA, and we confirmed that its performance is equivalent to the original HBC foil. Next we tested a new HBC foil with actual beam in RCS and we confirmed it could withstand 1 week beam irradiation. After that, we started user operation with the new HBC foil in 2018. So far we accomplished stable user operation for one year by using the new HBC foil only.

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Activation in injection area of J-PARC 3-GeV rapid cycling synchrotron and its countermeasures

Yamamoto, Kazami; Yamakawa, Emi*; Takayanagi, Tomohiro; Miki, Nobuharu*; Kamiya, Junichiro; Saha, P. K.; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Yanagibashi, Toru*; Horino, Koki*; Nakanoya, Takamitsu; et al.

ANS RPSD 2018; 20th Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division of ANS (CD-ROM), 9 Pages, 2018/08

The existing beam power of the J-PARC Rapid Cycling Synchrotron is up to 500 kW, and higher radiation doses are concentrated in the injection area. These activations are caused by the interaction between the foil and the beam. To reduce dose exposure to workers near the injection point, we study a new design of the injection scheme. Experience has shown that eddy currents are generated in the metal flange near the magnet owing to the pulsed magnetic field, and the temperature exceeds 100 degrees C. The shield installed in the new injection system needs to have a layer structure, in which an insulator is inserted between iron shields to reduce the eddy current. From the results of the shielding calculation, even if 1 mm of polyethylene was inserted between two 9-mm-thick SUS 316 plates, which serve as shielding material, the shielding performance was reduced only about 5%, and we confirmed that it would function well.

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New injection system design of the J-PARC rapid cycling synchrotron

Yamamoto, Kazami; Kamiya, Junichiro; Saha, P. K.; Takayanagi, Tomohiro; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Hotchi, Hideaki; Harada, Hiroyuki; Takeda, Osamu*; Miki, Nobuharu*

Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.374 - 378, 2017/12

The 3-GeV Rapid Cycling Synchrotron (RCS) of Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) aims to deliver 1-MW proton beam to the neutron target and Main Ring synchrotron. Present beam power of the Rapid Cycling Synchrotron is up to 500-kW and the higher radiation doses were concentrated in the injection area. These activations were caused by the interaction between the foil and the beam. To reduce the worker dose near the injection point, we have studied a new design of the injection scheme to secure enough space for radiation shielding and bellows. In the new system, two of four injection pulse bump magnets are replaced and we are able to ensure the additional space around the injection foil chamber. So far, new injection system seems not impossible. However, preliminary study result indicated that temperature of the duct and shielding metals would be slightly higher. The eddy current due to the shift bump magnet field generates heat. Thus we have to study details of above effect.

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A Failure investigation of the beam collimator system in the J-PARC 3 GeV rapid cycling synchrotron

Okabe, Kota; Yamamoto, Kazami; Kamiya, Junichiro; Takayanagi, Tomohiro; Yamamoto, Masanobu; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Takeda, Osamu*; Horino, Koki*; Ueno, Tomoaki*; Yanagibashi, Toru*; et al.

Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.853 - 857, 2017/12

The most important issue is to reduce the uncontrolled beam loss in the high intensity hadron accelerator such as J-PARC proton accelerators. The J-PARC 3 GeV Synchrotron (RCS) has a collimator system which narrows a high intensity beam in the RCS. After startup of RCS in 2007, the collimator system of the RCS worked well. However, in April 2016, vacuum leakage at the collimator system occurred during the maintenance operation. To investigate a cause of the failure, we took apart iron shields of the collimator reducing exposed dose of operators. As a result of inspection, we succeeded to identify the cause of the vacuum leakage failure. In this presentation, we report the failure investigation of the beam collimator system in the RCS.

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New injection scheme of J-PARC rapid cycling synchrotron

Yamamoto, Kazami; Kamiya, Junichiro; Saha, P. K.; Takayanagi, Tomohiro; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Hotchi, Hideaki; Harada, Hiroyuki; Takeda, Osamu*; Miki, Nobuharu*

Proceedings of 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC '17) (Internet), p.579 - 581, 2017/05

The 3-GeV Rapid Cycling Synchrotron of Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex aims to deliver 1-MW proton beam to the neutron target and Main Ring synchrotron. Present beam power of the Rapid Cycling Synchrotron is up to 500-kW and the higher radiation doses were concentrated in the injection area. These activations were caused by the interaction between the foil and the beam. To reduce the worker dose near the injection point, we have studied a new design of the injection scheme to secure enough space for radiation shielding and bellows. In the new system, two of four injection pulse bump magnets are replaced and we are able to ensure the additional space around the injection foil chamber. So far, new injection system seems not impossible. However, preliminary study result indicated that temperature of the duct and shielding metals would be slightly higher. The eddy current due to the shift bump magnet field generates heat. Thus we have to study details of above effect.

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A Malfunction of the beam collimator system in J-PARC 3 GeV rapid cycling synchrotoron

Yamamoto, Kazami; Okabe, Kota; Kamiya, Junichiro; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Takeda, Osamu; Takayanagi, Tomohiro; Yamamoto, Masanobu

Proceedings of 13th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.314 - 318, 2016/11

The 3 GeV Rapid-Cycling Synchrotron (RCS) of the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) project generates 1MW proton beam for the neutron experiments and Main ring accelerator. In case of such high intensity hadron accelerator, the most important issue is to reduce the uncontrolled loss. The beam collimation system is designed for this purpose. In the present design, the physical aperture is 1.5 times wider than the primary collimator aperture and the beam loss can be enough localized on this condition. After a startup of RCS in 2007, the collimator system of RCS worked well. But vacuum leakage occurred during the maintenance period in April, 2016. Since it was expected that the beam collimator was radio-activated very much, we took the influence of radiation into consideration and designed the collimator (ie. a remote clamp system to connect/take off it with a vacuum flange away from itself). Therefore, during the recovery work of the collimator, we were able to reduce the worker dose to less than 60 micro Sv though the collimator block had a residual dose of 40 mSv/h.

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An Influence of ring-collimator malfunction on beam loss localization in the J-PARC RCS

Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Takeda, Osamu; Harada, Hiroyuki; Yamamoto, Kazami; Kinsho, Michikazu

Proceedings of 13th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1097 - 1101, 2016/11

In the 3 GeV Rapid Cycling Synchrotron (RCS) of the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC), a beam collimation system which aims to localize the beam loss at the collimators and to reduce the level of residual doses at the other devices is installed in the ring to achieve a 1MW high power beam operation. However vacuum leakage due to the collimator trouble occurred in April, 2016. Therefore an absorber No.5 in the collimation system had to be removed from the ring. Before resuming the beam operation, a new beam loss situation was simulated by using the particle tracking code. In the beam tuning, the transition of the beam loss distribution was measured by the beam loss monitors. We verified that the new beam situation was permissible, and the beam operation can be resumed. By following-up the transition of the residual dose distribution along the ring, the detailed beam loss structure can be understood. In this presentation, we report an influence of ring-collimator malfunction on beam loss localization in the J-PARC RCS.

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Improvement of slow purging and slow pumping system on the change exchange system in the J-PARC RCS

Tobita, Norimitsu; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Takeda, Osamu; Saeki, Riuji; Yamazaki, Yoshio; Kinsho, Michikazu; Muto, Masayoshi*

Proceedings of 12th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1350 - 1354, 2015/09

no abstracts in English

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Residual dose measurement and activation of the injection area in the J-PARC RCS

Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Yamakawa, Emi*; Takeda, Osamu; Yamamoto, Kazami; Harada, Hiroyuki; Saha, P. K.; Okabe, Kota; Kinsho, Michikazu

Proceedings of 12th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.938 - 943, 2015/09

In the 3 GeV Rapid Cycling Synchrotron (RCS) of the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC), we adopted the multi-turn charge exchange injection scheme using the stripper foils to achieve the high power proton beam. Therefore it is difficult to suppress the interaction between the stripper foils and the beam theoretically. And then, there are high residual dose around the stripper foil. From the measurements of the residual dose distribution and simulations using the PHITS, it is identified that secondary particles produced in the nuclear reactions with the foil had caused the high residual activity around there. And then, it was clear that the beam loss caused by the H$$^{0}$$ particles which were converted from the injected H$$^{-}$$ particles by the residual-gas stripping generates the localized high peak residual dose. In this presentation, we report the current status and the cause of the residual dose at the injection area in the RCS.

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Retrievement of the charge stripping foil in J-PARC RCS

Tobita, Norimitsu; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Yamazaki, Yoshio; Saeki, Riuji; Okabe, Kota; Kinsho, Michikazu; Takeda, Osamu*; Muto, Masayoshi*

Proceedings of 10th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.915 - 919, 2014/06

The charge conversion foil used with a J-PARC 3GeV synchrotron (RCS: Rapid Cycling Synchrotron) is a thin film made from carbon about 1 micrometer thick, and it radioactivates it by continuing being irradiated with a beam. Moreover, generally it is thought that degradation progresses and foil itself breaks easily. However, when dealing with the foil after irradiation, the measure against the danger of the contamination and the contamination in the living body by foil dispersing is one of the subjects. So, in RCS, the foil exchange booth for collecting the radioactivated foil safely and certainly was installed. Even when dispersing foil temporarily, the radioactivated foil can be shut up only in Booth and a worker's contamination and contamination of work area could be prevented. Moreover, when it sees from a viewpoint of the performance gain of foil, analysis and observation of the collected foil are one of the important issues. Then, in order to observe the radioactivated foil after beam irradiation, the transparent protective case which can be sealed with a foil frame simple substance was developed. In this announcement, the equipment developed in order to collect the charge conversion foil after beam irradiation, and the established technique are announced in detail.

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Preperation of the charge stripping foil in J-PARC RCS

Saeki, Riuji; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Yamazaki, Yoshio; Tobita, Norimitsu; Okabe, Kota; Kinsho, Michikazu; Takeda, Osamu*; Muto, Masayoshi*

Proceedings of 10th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.523 - 526, 2014/06

RCS has loaded with the foil of 15 sheets including a reserve into equipment so that it can exchange in a short time, when foil is damaged also in a beam operating period. It is difficult for foil to be made of a thin film about 1 micrometer thick, and to treat as it is. Then, foil is fixed to the frame which stuck the SiC fiber, and foil is not touched, but only a frame is held, and it enabled it to operate it. The following preparations are needed as new foil exchange work. (1) Exfoliation and recovery of foil which have been vapor-deposited to glass substrate. (2) Dryness and logging of exfoliative foil. (3) Preparation of SiC wire, and attachment on frame. (4) Fix foil to a frame. (5) Although charge on a magazine-rack was performed manually altogether until now, there were many work man days, and the quality of the prepared foil had variation. Then, equipment required in order to secure reproducibility was developed. The technique for working efficiently simultaneously was established. In this announcement, the technique established until now and the developed jigs are announced in detail.

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Design of control system for the 2nd and 3rd charge exchange system in J-PARC 3GeV RCS

Kawase, Masato; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Yamazaki, Yoshio; Takeda, Osamu

Proceedings of 9th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.734 - 737, 2013/08

no abstracts in English

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Alignment plan and survey results of the equipment for J-PARC 3GeV RCS

Tani, Norio; Hotchi, Hideaki; Kamiya, Junichiro; Kinsho, Michikazu; Takeda, Osamu; Yamamoto, Masanobu

Proceedings of 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC '13) (Internet), p.2971 - 2973, 2013/06

Misalignment of several millimeters of the magnets of J-PARC 3GeV RCS in both horizontal and vertical directions was caused by the Tohoku Region Pacific Coast Earthquake on March 11, 2011. As the result of orbit calculation showed that the beam loss was acceptable for beam operation at 300 kW, beam operation with the current placement has been implemented. Realignment of the equipment will be carried out from August to December in 2013. As the survey carried out in the summer of 2012 found out misalignment of vacuum ducts, their positioning is necessary. In this paper these measurement result and latest alignment plan for J-PARC 3GeV RCS are reported.

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Deformation of a HBC stripping foil due to beam irradiation in J-PARC RCS

Saeki, Riuji; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Yamazaki, Yoshio; Takeda, Osamu; Kinsho, Michikazu

Proceedings of 7th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (DVD-ROM), p.1025 - 1028, 2010/08

no abstracts in English

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Reconstructions of the control system for the charge exchange system at the 3Gev RCS in J-PARC

Kawase, Masato; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Takeda, Osamu; Kinsho, Michikazu

Proceedings of 7th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (DVD-ROM), p.1065 - 1067, 2010/08

no abstracts in English

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First step analysis of hybrid type boron-doped carbon stripper foils for RCS of J-PARC

Yamazaki, Yoshio; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Takeda, Osamu; Kinsho, Michikazu; Sugai, Isao*

Proceedings of 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC '10) (Internet), p.3924 - 3926, 2010/05

J-PARC requires thick carbon stripper foils to strip electrons from the H$$^-$$ beam supplied by the linac before injection into the Rapid Cycling Synchrotron (RCS). Foil thickness is about 200 $$mu$$ g/cm$$^2$$ corresponding to conversion efficiency of 99.7% from the primary H$$^-$$ beams of 181 MeV energy to H$$^+$$. For this purpose, we have successfully developed hybrid type thick boron-doped carbon (HBC) stripper foils, which showed a drastic improvement not only with respect to the lifetime, but also with respect to thickness reduction and shrinkage at high temperature during long beam irradiation. We started to study carbon stripper foils microscopically why carbon foils have considerable endurance for the beam impact by boron-doped. At first, we made a comparison between nominal carbon and HBC by the electric microscope and ion-induced analysis.

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Improvements of the charge exchange system at the 3GeV RCS in J-PARC

Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Takeda, Osamu; Kawase, Masato; Yamazaki, Yoshio; Kinsho, Michikazu; Saito, Yoshio*; Kabeya, Zenzaburo*

Proceedings of 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC '10) (Internet), p.3930 - 3932, 2010/05

At the 3 GeV RCS (Rapid Cycling Synchrotron) in J-PARC (Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex), the scheme of H$$^{-}$$ charge exchange injection using stripping foils is adopted. The charge exchange system is composed of three stripping foil devices. The first stripping foil device, which converts the H$$^{+}$$ beam from the 181 MeV LINAC into the H$$^{+}$$ beam, can replace the broken foil with new one in vacuum remotely and automatically. In September 2007, mechanical trouble with the first stripping foil device had occurred just before the RCS beam commissioning was started. The magnetic coupling of the transfer rod had been decoupled and the transfer rod had been broken which was caught in the vacuum gate valve. We studied the trouble cause, re-examined the structural design and the selection for the material, and then verified the specification from endurance tests with sample pieces. Then the improved device was installed in the ring in September 2008.

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Reconstructions of the control system for the charge exchange system at the 3GeV RCS in J-PARC

Kawase, Masato; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Takeda, Osamu; Yamazaki, Yoshio; Kinsho, Michikazu

Proceedings of 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC '10) (Internet), p.214 - 216, 2010/05

The foil exchange device consists of a vacuum system and a foil driving system. Therefore it is necessary to be able to control under the unified management of the vacuum system and foil driving system. We developed the control system that unifies management for the charge exchange system. The charge exchange device is controlled by the two kinds of controllers. One is the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) to operate the vacuum system, and the other is the Multi Control Unit (MCU) to operate the foil driving system. Unifying management these device involve the workstation. Therefore we were able to control under the unified management of two controllers by the workstation. It is possible to control the accelerator devices using EPICS in J-PARC. Therefore this device has to support EPICS. We introduce the reconstruction of the control system for the charge exchange system at the RCS in J-PARC.

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