Shinto, Katsuhiro; Shibata, Takanori*; Wada, Motoi*
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.648 - 650, 2017/12
In J-PARC, peak H current of several tens mA is extracted from an ion source driven by a solid-state rf amplifier with the frequency of 2 MHz for production of a cesiated hydrogen plasma. In case of the rf-driven ion source for producing the high-intensity H current, the plasma density in the source chamber is so high that the ion sheath around the beam extraction area can follow the rf oscillation. The H beam current fluctuation as large as approximately 1 mA was observed at the average beam current of 44 mA measured by a Faraday cup installed downstream of the ion source. The beam exhibited some fluctuation to the transverse motion as well. To further clarify this high frequency oscillation of the beam extraction sheath, we propose a measurement system using a time-resolved and highly sensitive emittance monitor in order to observe the real-time beam fluctuation in the phase space.
Harada, Hiroyuki; Yamane, Isao*; Saha, P. K.; Suganuma, Kazuaki; Kinsho, Michikazu; Irie, Yoshiro*; Kato, Shinichi
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.684 - 688, 2017/12
The high-intensity proton accelerator adopts a charge exchange injection scheme, which injects with exchanging from negative Hydrogen ion to proton by using carbon foil. This scheme can realize high intensity proton beam but the uncontrolled beam losses are caused by scattering between beams and the foil. Additionally, the collision may occur the foil beak. Therefore, a new injection scheme for higher intensity is needed as an alternative to the foil. In the J-PARC 3GeV RCS, we newly propose and develop a laser stripping injection scheme. However, it is necessary that laser power is two order higher than latest laser one. To realize this big issue, we develop the laser storage ring, which can provide laser pulse of high repetition rate by recycling one. In this presentation, we will introduce the laser stripping injection scheme and describe the concept of the laser storage ring with high repetition rate and report the current status.
Tamura, Fumihiko; Sugiyama, Yasuyuki*; Yoshii, Masahito*; Omori, Chihiro*; Yamamoto, Masanobu; Shimada, Taihei; Hasegawa, Katsushi*; Hara, Keigo*; Furusawa, Masashi*
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.241 - 245, 2017/12
Beam loading compensation in magnetic alloy (MA) cavities is necessary to accelerate high intensity proton beams in the J-PARC 3GeV rapid cycling synchrotron (RCS). Because of its wide frequency response, wake voltages in the cavity by the beam contain multiharmonic components and the beam loading compensation must be multiharmonics. The J-PARC RCS utilize the multiharmonic rf feedforward system for the beam loading compensation. Although the performance of the feedforward is good, we have found some limitations of performance due to the open loop configuration of the feedforward system. For the next generation LLRF control system for the RCS, we consider to employ vector rf control in addition to the feedforward for beam loading compensation. We developed a prototype of the vector rf control. The system details, commissioning methodology, and preliminary beam test results are presented.
Kabumoto, Hiroshi; Osa, Akihiko; Ishizaki, Nobuhiro; Tayama, Hidekazu; Matsuda, Makoto; Nakanoya, Takamitsu; Nakamura, Masahiko; Kutsukake, Kenichi; Otokawa, Yoshinori; Asozu, Takuhiro
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1404 - 1408, 2017/12
The JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator was operated over a total of 110 days, and delivered 22 different ions to the experiments in the research fields of nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry, atomic physics, solid state physics and radiation effects in material in FY2016. The damaged acceleration tubes by discharge were replaced with the spare tube at the regular maintenance period in March 2016, and the maximum accelerating voltage recovered to the 17 MV. However, an accident of vacuum breaking of all acceleration tubes was occurred in December, and accelerating voltage fell down to under 12 MV. Now, we are doing the maintenance to recover the performance of acceleration voltage. This paper describes the operational status of the accelerators and the major technical developments of our facility.
Hotchi, Hideaki; Harada, Hiroyuki; Kato, Shinichi; Okabe, Kota; Saha, P. K.; Shobuda, Yoshihiro; Tamura, Fumihiko; Tani, Norio; Watanabe, Yasuhiro; Yoshimoto, Masahiro
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.95 - 99, 2017/12
no abstracts in English
Hayashi, Naoki; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Miura, Akihiko; Futatsukawa, Kenta*; Miyao, Tomoaki*
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.540 - 544, 2017/12
The J-PARC linac operation is stable, however, the numbers of interlocked events due to single beam loss monitor (BLMP) is increasing. Recently, the counts is comparable to the number of RFQ trip, and a measure has been required for improvement of the operation efficiency. Thus, every event data has been analyzed and classified into three categories. It is found that there are characteristic signal or pattern of BLMP for every categories. Although the linac BLMP detector is standard, its setting parameters are differ from those of other two synchrotrons in the J-PARC. To optimize time resolution, the input impedance of its pre-amplifier is selected to be 50 and interlock is defined in raw signal height and width not integral signal of BLMP. Some new parameters has been tried to reduce unnecessary interlock.
Saha, P. K.; Harada, Hiroyuki; Yamane, Isao*; Kinsho, Michikazu; Miura, Akihiko; Okabe, Kota; Liu, Y.*; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Kato, Shinichi; Irie, Yoshiro*
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.866 - 870, 2017/12
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.
Okoshi, Kiyonori; Shinto, Katsuhiro; Ikegami, Kiyoshi*; Shibata, Takanori*; Takagi, Akira*; Nammo, Kesao*; Ueno, Akira; Oguri, Hidetomo
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.651 - 654, 2017/12
Operation of a cesiated rf-driven negative hydrogen ion source was initiated in September 2014 in response to the requirements of beam current upgrade in J-PARC linac. Delivery of the required beam current from the ion source to the J-PARC accelerators has been successfully performed. In 2016-2017 campaign, continuous operation of the ion source for approximately 1,845 hours (from April to July 2017) was achieved with beam current of 47 mA.
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.
Fujirai, Kosuke; Suganuma, Kazuaki; Yamazaki, Yoshio
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.874 - 876, 2017/12
The J-PARC (Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex) 3-GeV RCS (Rapid Cycling Synchrotron) has many devices such as Radio-Frequency components, electromagnets and power supplies. These devices use 17MW of electricity during operation, most of which is consumed as thermal energy. Therefore, cooling water equipment is indispensable for the operation of the accelerator and its stability affects the operation rate of the accelerator. Due to resent operation experience, the bearing unit of the cooling tower fan, which is also an important part of the cooling water equipment, broke down. This accident leads to the suspension of the J-PARC operation. In order to investigate the cause of the failure, we tried to measure vibration for the defective bearing and the bearing unit were cut and observed damaged surface. As a result of the vibration measurement, it was found that vibration frequency depends on the presence or absence of scratches on the bearing. We found surface of the outer ring had scratches called flaking.
Kamiya, Junichiro; Kinsho, Michikazu; Abe, Kazuhiko*; Higa, Kyusaku*; Koizumi, Oji*
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1222 - 1225, 2017/12
The 3 GeV Rapid Cycling Synchrotron aims to generate one of the highest power protons in the world. Beam pipes of alumina ceramics are used to prevent the induced current, which is caused by the rapid change of the magnetic field. In the beam injection section, ceramics beam pipes for a quadrupole magnet and a horizontal shift bump magnet are connected without bellows due to the narrow space. To improve maintainability, the ceramics beam pipes for the quadrupole magnet were newly designed. The end shape of ceramics unit duct was revised and 30 mm length are ensured to insert the bellows. The titanium bellows with low spring constant was successfully developed. Verification test for brazing of newly designed unit ducts and titanium sleeve was performed in order to examine the effect of the unique cross-sectional shape, racket shape fitting into 500 mm due to accept the injection beam and circulating beam passing through the injection quadrupole magnet.
Futatsukawa, Kenta*; Fang, Z.*; Fukui, Yuji*; Shinozaki, Shinichi; Mizobata, Satoshi; Sato, Yoshikatsu*
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.486 - 489, 2017/12
In the J-PARC linac, the LLRF systems consist of twenty-four 324-MHz systems and twenty-five 972-MHz systems for ACS cavities. The 324-MHz LLRF systems, which were installed in the stations of RFQ, DTLs, and SDTLs, have been used since the beginning of the J-PARC and are more than ten years into the development. Realistically speaking, the incensement of the failure frequency for these systems is expected. Additionally, it is difficult to maintain those for some discontinued boards of a digital feedback (DFB) and a digital feedforward (DFF) at cPCI, and the older OS and developing environment of software. Therefore, we are starting to study the new LLRF system of the next generation. In the present, we are exploring several possibilities of a new way and investigating each advantage and disadvantage. The project and the status of the development for the new system in the J-PARC linac LLRF are introduced.
Takahashi, Hiroki; Sawabe, Yuki; Watanabe, Kazuhiko*; Kawase, Masato*
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1151 - 1154, 2017/12
The amount of monitor value tends to increase, because of the increase of accelerator components, or in order to realize the safety and the stable operation. Then, an enormous volume of operation data increases the possibility of occurrence of erroneous operation such as overlooking of monitor value and etc. Then, we started to develop a system to supervise the state of the accelerator and to inform operators of abnormality early. As an initial system, we developed a system to supervise the status of Linac DTQ power supplies and etc. In this initial system, first, the function was created to make the normal range (upper and lower limit values) with reference to the current setting value. Next, the function to inform the alarm condition when the monitor value becomes outside of the normal range was realized. This function is an important function in the initial system. By this realization, we obtained the prospect of development of supervision and alarm system.
Sawabe, Yuki*; Takahashi, Hiroki; Ito, Yuichi*; Kawase, Masato*
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1133 - 1136, 2017/12
In the timing system of J-PARC LINAC/RCS, the ring type Reflective Memory (RFM) network is adopted for data transfer. In June 2016, a data transfer failure occurred due to communication error on the RFM network, and it took a long time to recover. From this experience, we have created the environment to monitor of the RFM network status, and we duplicated the computer which manages the data transfer on the RFM network. In Addition, we have also created the syslog function as an environment to monitor each RFM even if data transfer failure occurs on the RFM network. After these improvements, a trouble occurred in the timing system VME. At the same time, the target device was immediately identified by these functions, and the timing system could be recovered quickly. In this paper, the details of improvement for stable operation in the timing system of J-PARC LINAC / RCS are presented.
Hirano, Koichiro; Ishiyama, Tatsuya; Kurihara, Toshikazu*; Sugimura, Takashi*; Maruta, Tomofumi*
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.847 - 852, 2017/12
Beam scrapers made of carbon composite have been used in the MEBT1 between a 324 MHz RFQ and a 50-MeV DTL of the J-PARC Linac. We have conducted the scraper irradiation test with the 3 MeV linac. The test piece of the scraper was irradiated by the H beam up to particle number of 1.2E20. We measured the surface temperature of more than 3000C using a high-speed radiation thermometer and observed the irradiation damage on the scraper by using the laser microscope. When the surface temperature exceeded 2900C, the ionic current of carbon and the irradiation damage on the surface of the test piece rapidly increased. This paper describes beam irradiation test results of the scraper.
Sako, Hiroyuki; Miura, Akihiko; Miyao, Tomoaki*; Maruta, Tomofumi*
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.545 - 547, 2017/12
Suganuma, Kazuaki; Hiroki, Fumio; Ito, Takashi; Yamazaki, Yoshio
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.871 - 873, 2017/12
J-PARC LINAC has a problem that the amount of the flowing water is reduced. It spends such time from alarm to the restoration that it is desirable to take measures. So we have to solve this problem. We tried to focus again on the related water level fluctuation in the storage tank of cooling water equipment and the flow rate fluctuation all of the cooling water that has observed in cooling water equipment named RI4 from RFQ to SDTL of the LINAC. At the same time, we check new information of the operating data. We have hypothesized about the cause of fluctuation of the whole flow rate. That can be deterioration of water quality and lacking of performance of circulation pumps. That can be deterioration of water quality and lacking of performance of circulation pumps.
Miyao, Tomoaki*; Miura, Akihiko
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.572 - 576, 2017/12
no abstracts in English
Watanabe, Tamaki*; Fukunishi, Nobuhisa*; Fujimaki, Masaki*; Koyama, Ryo*; Toyama, Takeshi*; Miyao, Tomoaki*; Miura, Akihiko
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1112 - 1117, 2017/12
no abstracts in English
Moriya, Katsuhiro; Okabe, Kota; Liu, Y.*; Miura, Akihiko; Futatsukawa, Kenta*
Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1081 - 1083, 2017/08
no abstracts in English