Author: Messina, E.
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MOP013 Mechanical Modifications of the Median Plane for the Superconducting Cyclotron Upgrade 51
  • G. Gallo, L. Allegra, L. Calabretta, A.C. Caruso, G. Costa, E. Messina, M.S. Musumeci, D. Rifuggiato, E. Zappalà
    INFN/LNS, Catania, Italy
  The Superconducting Cyclotron (CS) is a three sectors, compact accelerator with a wide operating diagram, capable of accelerating heavy ions with q/A from 0.1 to 0.5 up to energies from 2 to 100 MeV/u. Recently a significant upgrade has been proposed to increase the light ion beam intensity by means of extraction by stripping. For the implementation of the new extraction mode, many relevant modifications are needed in the median plane. The biggest upgrade action is the replacement of the present superconducting magnet with a new one, compatible with the beam trajectory and envelope in the extraction by stripping. The extraction by stripping mode implies the installation of two stripper systems, one in a hill and the other in a valley, that allow to extract all the ions requested by the users. Finally, since the present electrostatic extraction mode will be maintained, several relevant mechanical issues have to be faced when switching from one extraction mode to the other one, the location of one electrostatic deflector being the same as the stripper system. The focus of this paper will be the presentation of the different mechanical features involved in the upgrade.  
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About • paper received ※ 12 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 24 September 2019       issue date ※ 20 June 2020  
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