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Test results of the AGS booster low frequency RF system

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10 Author(s)
Sanders, R.T. ; AGS Dept., Brookhaven Nat. Lab., Upton, NY, USA ; Cameron, P. ; Damm, R. ; Dunbar, A.
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The Band II RF system was originally built to support the Booster operations during the acceleration of heavy ions. Designed to sweep from 0.6 to 2.5 MHz, it was build and successfully tested over a much broader range reaching 4 MHz. Voltages up to more than 20 kV were reached over the design frequency range. The system consists of two stations, each of which is made of one single gap cavity directly driven by a grounded cathode push pull power amplifier. The low Q high permeability ferrites needed in the coaxial cavity in order to reach the lower end of the band make tuning extremely easy. Both systems were thoroughly tested both at single frequencies and on a sweep and are now installed in the ring,ready for operations. Static measurements showed no high-loss effects. The results of the “bench” tests that lead to important performance improvements are given

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Particle Accelerator Conference, 1993., Proceedings of the 1993

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17-20 May 1993