IMP Hosted an International Workshop of Intense CW Ion Linac
International Workshop of Intense CW Ion linear accelerator (Linac) took place at the Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMP) on September 23-24, 2011, Lanzhou, China. More than 80 experts from the United States, France, Germany, Japan and China attended the workshop.
IMP is a key player of China Accelerator Driven System (ADS) project, which is one of the national key scientific projects. Proton Linac is a main subject in China ADS project and has a high demand for intensity and reliability. The goal of this workshop is to discuss the main results and identify challenges in the area of Intense CW Linac design.
An intense CW Proton Linac is the key to provide the needed intense proton beams with extreme stability and reliability for China ADS project. Intense CW Ion Linac is of great importance in the future accelerator development. The worldwide accelerator community actively resolve many technical difficulties so an intense CW Linac can be built soon. Reliability and long-term stability are the main issues presently to be overcome with worldwide efforts.
ADS is an innovative concept of employing a sub critical reactor coupled to a high power proton beam accelerator, through a spallation neutron source. This system gains immense importance due to its ability to transmute radioactive waste, inherent safety and efficient fuel usage. A high intensity proton linac is required for typical ADS applications.
The workshop proceeded with 18 plenary speeches on beam dynamics, RFQ, superconducting cavity technology, accelerator upgrades and new project progress, such as RIBF, EUROTRANS/MYRRHA, FRIB and Project X. Several special topic meetings were held after the workshop. The attendants actively exchanged ideas and reported their technical achievements.
This workshop is a timely opportunity for IMP’s China ADS project workers to learn the progress on intense CW linac and enhance collaborations worldwide. The main outcome of the workshop will serve as a guide for further work of China ADS pilot project.