Measurements of proton beam extinction at J-PARC

K. Yoshimura, Y. Hashimoto, Y. Hori, Y. Sato, M. Shimamoto, Y. Takeda, M. Uota, Y. Igarashi, H. Nishiguchi, S. Mihara, M. Aoki, N. Nakadozono, T. Tachimoto

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Proton beam extinction, defined as a residual to primary ratio of beam intensity, is one of the most important parameters to realize the future muon electron conversion experiment (COMET) proposed at J-PARC. To achieve the required extinction level of 10-9, we started measuring beam extinction at main ring (MR) as the first step. The newly developed beam monitor was installed into the abort beam line and the first measurement was successfully performed by using the fast-extracted MR beam. We found that empty RF buckets of RCS, which were considered to be swept away by the RF chopper, contained about 10-5 of the main beam pulse due to chopper inefficiency. We are now developing a new beam monitor with improved performance for further studies at the abort line. In addition, we have started new measurements at the different stage of proton acceleration, i.e. at Linac, 3-50 BT line, and the main ring. In this paper, we present recent results and future prospect of beam extinction measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2010 - 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2010 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: May 23 2010May 28 2010

Publication series

NameIPAC 2010 - 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference


Other1st International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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