Effects of RF breakdown on the beam in a CLIC prototype accelerator structure
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Understanding the effects of RF breakdown in high-gradient accelerator structures on the accelerated beam is an extremely relevant aspect in the development of the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) and is one of the main issues addressed at the Two-beam Test Stand at the CLIC Test Facility 3 at CERN. During a RF breakdown large electro-magnetic fields are generated and produce parasitic magnetic fields which interact with the accelerated beam affecting its orbit and energy. We discuss here measurements of such effects observed on an electron beam accelerated in a CLIC prototype structure. Measurements of the trajectory of bunch-trains on a nanosecond time-scale showed fast changes in correspondence of breakdown which we compare with measurements of the relative beam spots on a scintillating screen. We identify different breakdown scenarios for which we offer an explanation based also on measurements of the power at the input and output ports of the accelerator structure. Finally we present the distribution of the magnitude of the observed changes in the beam orbit and we discuss its correlation with RF power and breakdown location in the accelerator structure.
RF breakdown, transverse kick, TBTS, CTF3, CLIC
Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
Research subject Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-192548OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-192548DiVA: diva2:599949
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 227579Knut and Alice Wallenberg FoundationSwedish Research Council