MICE Cavity Installation and Commissioning/Operation at MTA

Maria Leonova, Michael Backfish, Daniel Bowring, Ben Freemire, Christopher Hunt, Alexey Kochemirovskiy, Peter Lane, Tianhuan Luo, Alfred Moretti, David Peterson, Milorad Popovic, David Speirs (+8 others)
A first electropolished 201-MHz RF cavity for the international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) has been assembled inside a special vacuum vessel and installed at the Fermilab's MuCool Test Area (MTA). The cavity and the MTA hall have been equipped with numerous instrumentation to characterize cavity operation. The cavity has been commissioned to run at 14 MV/m gradient with no external magnetic field; it is also being commissioned in presence of fringe field of a multi-Tesla
more » ... ucting solenoid magnet, the condition in which cavity modules will be operated in the MICE cooling channel. The assembly, installation and operation of the Single-Cavity Module gave valuable experience for operation of full-size modules at MICE.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2015-wepty032 fatcat:etlm7fmmuvgqfojzcrxs7734gm