A 180 MeV injection upgrade design for the ISIS synchrotron
Thomason JWG., Adams DJ., Drumm BS., Findlay DJS., Gardner ISK., Hughes MC., Jago SJS., Jones B., Mathieson RJ., Pasternak J., Payne SJ., Pine BG., Seville A., Smith HV., Warsop CM., Williamson RE., Plostinar DC., Prior CR., Rees GH.
ISIS is the spallation neutron source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. Obsolescence and reliability issues are motivating plans to replace the present 70 MeV H- linac. This paper presents an overview of a design to allow injection of beam into the present ISIS ring at 180 MeV, which would increase intensity as a result of reduced space charge and better optimised injection. The key topics addressed are design of the injection straight, injection painting and dynamics, foil specifications, acceleration dynamics, transverse space charge, instabilities and RF beam loading. Copyright © 2013 by JACoW- cc Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC-BY-3.0).