Tamura, Jun; Futatsukawa, Kenta*; Kondo, Yasuhiro; Liu, Y.*; Miyao, Tomoaki*; Morishita, Takatoshi; Nemoto, Yasuo*; Okabe, Kota; Yoshimoto, Masahiro
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 1049, p.168033_1 - 168033_7, 2023/04
The Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) linac is a high-intensity accelerator in which beam loss is a critical issue. In the J-PARC linac, H beams are accelerated to 191~MeV by a separated drift tube linac (SDTL) and subsequently to 400~MeV by an annular-ring coupled structure (ACS). Because there are more beam loss mechanisms in H linacs than in proton linacs, it is imperative to investigate the beam loss circumstances for beam loss mitigation. Electron-stripping phenomena, which generate uncontrollable H particles, are characteristic beam loss factors of H linacs. To clarify the beam loss causes in the J-PARC linac, a new diagnostic line was installed in the beam transport between the SDTL and ACS. In this diagnostic line, H particles were separated from the H beam, and the intensity profiles of the H particles were successfully measured by horizontally scanning a graphite plate in the range where H particles were distributed. By examining the intensity variation of the H particles with different residual pressure levels, we proved that half of the H particles in the SDTL section are generated by the residual gas stripping in the nominal beam operation of the J-PARC linac.
Yamamoto, Kazami; Kinsho, Michikazu; Hayashi, Naoki; Saha, P. K.; Tamura, Fumihiko; Yamamoto, Masanobu; Tani, Norio; Takayanagi, Tomohiro; Kamiya, Junichiro; Shobuda, Yoshihiro; et al.
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 59(9), p.1174 - 1205, 2022/09
In the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex, the purpose of the 3 GeV rapid cycling synchrotron (RCS) is to accelerate a 1 MW, high-intensity proton beam. To achieve beam operation at a repetition rate of 25 Hz at high intensities, the RCS was elaborately designed. After starting the RCS operation, we carefully verified the validity of its design and made certain improvements to establish a reliable operation at higher power as possible. Consequently, we demonstrated beam operation at a high power, namely, 1 MW. We then summarized the design, actual performance, and improvements of the RCS to achieve a 1 MW beam.
Kondo, Yasuhiro; Takei, Hayanori; Yee-Rendon, B.; Tamura, Jun
Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 98(5), p.222 - 226, 2022/05
A superconducting accelerating cavity is indispensable to realize a driver linac that meets the requirements of ADS. The low-energy section of the accelerators, which is normal conducting one, was redesigned to reflect the recent progress in the development of superconducting accelerator cavities. In addition, we are developing a prototype cavity for the spoke-type cavity that has not been developed well. This section reports on the latest research and development of ADS linacs at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.
Yamamoto, Kazuyoshi; Kumada, Hiroaki; Kishi, Toshiaki; Torii, Yoshiya; Sakurai, Yoshinori*; Kobayashi, Toru*
Proceedings of 11th World Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy (ISNCT-11) (CD-ROM), 15 Pages, 2004/10
To carry out the boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) using the epithermal neutron, the epithermal neutron beam intensity was measured by using Au reaction rate activated on the resonance absorption peak (4.9eV). Two scaling factors, which are the reactor power calibration factor and the calculation/experiment (C/E) scaling factor, are necessary in order to correct with the simulation and actual irradiation experiment. First, an optimum detector position was investigated using MCNP code. The result of MCNP calculation showed that the influence of subject placed at the collimator was below 1% when the detector was placed in the distance of over 20cm from the collimator. Therefore we installed the monitor holders near the bismuth block in order to set three gold wire monitors. The factors were determined in the calibration experiments that measure the thermal neutron flux in the phantom and reaction rate of the gold wire monitors. The monitoring technique to measure epithermal neutron beam intensity was applied to clinical irradiation with the epithermal neutron beam.
Sakamoto, Shinichi; Meigo, Shinichiro; Konno, Chikara; Kai, Tetsuya; Kasugai, Yoshimi; Harada, Masahide; Fujimori, Hiroshi*; Kaneko, Naokatsu*; Muto, Suguru*; Ono, Takehiro*; et al.
JAERI-Tech 2004-020, 332 Pages, 2004/03
One of the experimental facilities in Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) is the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF), where high-intensity neutron beams and muon beams are used as powerful probes for materials science, life science and related engineering. The neutrons and muons are generated with high-intensity proton beam from 3-GeV rapid cycling synchrotron (RCS). The high-intensity proton beam has to be effectively transported, and a neutron production target and a muon production target have to be also properly irradiated. The principal design of the 3-GeV proton beam transport facility (3NBT) is systematized.
Takada, Hiroshi; Maekawa, Fujio; Honmura, Shiro*; Yoshida, Katsuhiko*; Teraoku, Takuji*; Meigo, Shinichiro; Sakai, Akio*; Kasugai, Yoshimi; Kanechika, Shuji*; Otake, Hidenori*; et al.
Proceedings of ICANS-XVI, Volume 3, p.1115 - 1125, 2003/07
no abstracts in English
Proceedings of 2003 Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC 2003) (CD-ROM), p.576 - 580, 2003/00
The JAERI-KEK Joint Project for the High Intensity Proton Accelerator, now referred to as the J-PARC Project (Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex), comprises a 400-MeV linac, a 3-GeV, 25-Hz Rapid-Cycling Synchrotron (RCS), and a 50-GeV Main Synchrotron (MR). In contrast to the SNS or the ESS, the J-PARC makes use of the RCS in order to produce MW-class pulsed spallation neutrons rather than a combination of the full-energy linac and the compressor ring.
Yamamoto, Masanobu; Tamura, Fumihiko; Ezura, Eiji*; Hashimoto, Yoshinori*; Mori, Yoshiharu*; Omori, Chihiro*; Schnase, A.*; Takagi, Akira*; Uesugi, Tomonori*; Yoshii, Masahito*
Proceedings of 8th European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC 2002), p.1073 - 1075, 2002/00
Longitudinal beam emittance should be controlled to alleviate space charge effects by rf manipulations at 3 GeV proton synchrotrons in JAERI-KEK Joint High Intensity Proton Accelerator Project. At injection, bunching factor of 0.4 will be achived by controlled longitudinal beam painting and multiplying 2nd higher harmonics. Furthermore, heavy beam loading is a severe problem, and it should be compensated by feedforward method for stable acceleration. About these themes, the scenario will be described with particle tracking simulations.
Meigo, Shinichiro; Nakashima, Hiroshi; Takada, Hiroshi; Kasugai, Yoshimi; Ino, Takashi*; Maekawa, Fujio; Hastings, J.*; Watanabe, Noboru; Oyama, Yukio; Ikeda, Yujiro
JAERI-Data/Code 2001-014, 23 Pages, 2001/03
no abstracts in English
Okumura, Yoshikazu; Watanabe, Kazuhiro
JAERI-M 92-024, 23 Pages, 1992/03
no abstracts in English