LINAC-BASED PROTON DRIVER. Introduction SPL+PDAC example Elements of comparison Linacs / Synchrotrons. Introduction.
Elements of comparison Linacs / Synchrotrons
All proton driver begin with a linear accelerator. In a Linac-based driver, all acceleration is done in the Linac. However a fixed energy synchrotron is still needed for accumulation and bunch compression.
At low energy, it makes sense to only accelerate in a linac. Progress in sc resonators are reducing cost. However, at high energy (>5-8 GeV ?), a linac will anyhow be too costly.
SPL (CDR2) characteristics
SPL main goals:
The present R&D programme concentrates on low-energy (Linac4) items, wherever possible in collaboration with other laboratories.
SPL (CDR2) + PDAC characteristics
[Extrapolation from PDAC based on the SPL CDR-1]
* with brightness x2
** need new injector(s)