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Beam losses in heavy ion drivers

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 April 2003

E. MUSTAFIN
Affiliation:
Bereich Hochstrom Beschleuniger, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, 64291, Darmstadt, Germany
O. BOINE-FRANKENHEIM
Affiliation:
Bereich Hochstrom Beschleuniger, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, 64291, Darmstadt, Germany
I. HOFMANN
Affiliation:
Bereich Hochstrom Beschleuniger, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, 64291, Darmstadt, Germany
P. SPILLER
Affiliation:
Bereich Hochstrom Beschleuniger, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, 64291, Darmstadt, Germany

Abstract

While beam loss issues have hardly been considered in detail for heavy ion fusion scenarios, recent heavy ion machine developments in different labs (European Organization for Nuclear Research(CERN), Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC)) have shown the great importance of beam current limitations due to ion losses. Two aspects of beam losses in heavy ion accelerators are theoretically considered: (1) secondary neutron production due to lost ions, and (2) vacuum pressure instability due to charge exchange losses. Calculations are compared and found to be in good agreement with measured data. The application to a Heavy-Ion Driven Inertial Fusion (HIDIF) scenario is discussed.

Type
14th INTERNATIONAL HEAVY ION INERTIAL FUSION SYMPOSIUM PAPERS
Copyright
© 2002 Cambridge University Press

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