Characterization of longitudinal wakefields in the MAX IV linac

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In the second part of 2014, the 3 GeV linac at the MAX IV laboratory will enter its commissioning stage. Equipped with two guns, the linac will act as a full energy injector for the two storage rings and at the same time provide high brightness pulses to a Short Pulse Facility (SPF). Compression in the linac is done in two double achromats with fixed R56 that relies upon the RF phase introduced energy chirp, which in this case is strongly enhanced by the longitudinal wakefields. Since the longitudinal wakefields play a major role in the compression and bunch shaping they need to be carefully investigated during the commissioning. In this proceeding we will discuss a measurement technique that will be used during commissioning to characterize the longitudinal wakefields in the MAX IV linac and their precise effects on e.g. the bunch shape and the energy spread. Predictions obtained from particle tracking will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2014
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference
PublisherJACoW Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501328
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event5th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2014 - Dresden, GERMANY, Dresden, Germany
Duration: 2014 Jun 152014 Jun 20


Conference5th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation


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