Charge stripping at high energy heavy ion Linacs

W Barth, A Fomichev, L Grigorenko, T. Kulevoy, S Polozov, S Yaramyshev
2019 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
For each heavy-ion accelerator facility charge stripping is a key technology -the stripping charge state, its efficiency to produce ions in the selected charge state, and the beam quality after stripping substantially determine the entire accelerator performance. Modern heavy ion accelerator facilities such as the future Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) at GSI, Darmstadt, Germany provide for high-intensity heavy-ion beams beyond 200 MeV/u. Heavy ions generated in an ion source at
more » ... comparatively low charge states are preaccelerated in a Linac to a few MeV/u, after charge stripping the average charge state is increased and one (or several) ion charge states are selected for further acceleration. This enables more efficient acceleration up to the final beam energy, compared to acceleration of ions with a low charge state. C-foil stripping allows for highest mean charge state and best stripping efficiency into the desired charge state. Therefore minimum acceleration voltage could be expected utilizing C-foil stripping. Due to the high power deposited by the ions in the stripping media and radiation damages if solids are used, self-recovering stripper media must be used in any case. First layout scenarios for a 200 MeV/u heavy ion Linac considering efficient heavy ion stripping will be presented.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1350/1/012096 fatcat:gtkavgmaorgujo33wha5hb6dmi