Author: Nagai, R.
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MOPSPP015 Development of a Multialkali Photocathode DC Gun for High Current Operation 29
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  • N. Nishimori
    Tohoku University, Research Center for Electron Photon Science, Sendai, Japan
  • R. Hajima, R. Nagai, M. Sawamura
    QST, Tokai, Japan
 
  Funding: This work is partially supported by a JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research in Japan (15K13412).
We have developed a DC gun test stand at National Institutes for Quantum Radiological Science and Technology (QST) for high current electron beam generation. The gun test stand consists of an alkali antimonide photocathode preparation chamber, a DC gun with a 250kV-50mA Cockcroft Walton high voltage power supply, and beam line with a water cooled beam dump to accommodate 1.5 kW beam power. We successfully fabricated a Cs3Sb photocathode with quantum efficiency of 5.8 % at 532 nm wavelength and generated 150 keV beam with current up to 4.3 mA with 500 mW laser at 532 nm wavelength. Unfortunately, we encountered a vacuum incident during beam transport of high current beam and the development has been halted. We will fix the vacuum problem and restart the gun development as soon as possible.
 
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Commission Results of the Compact ERL High Voltage DC Gun  
 
  • N. Nishimori
    Tohoku University, Research Center for Electron Photon Science, Sendai, Japan
  • R. Hajima, R. Nagai
    QST, Tokai, Japan
  • Y. Honda, X.J. Jin, T. Miyajima, T. Obina, T. Uchiyama, M. Yamamoto
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • M. Kuriki
    HU/AdSM, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
 
  Funding: This work is partially supported by JSPS Grant-in-Aids for Scientific Research in Japan (15H03594, 16K05385).
Beam commissioning of the compact ERL (cERL) has been performed for the next generation ERL light sources such as a laser Compton gamma-ray source and a high power FEL for EUV lithography. The operational high voltage of the cERL DC gun has been limited to 390 kV due to failure of the ten segmented insulators. In November 2015, we installed an additional two segmented insulators on the top of the existing ten segmented insulators. In December 2015, we successfully performed high voltage conditioning up to 500 kV. We also found high voltage threshold for stable operation in a dc electron gun [1]. The cERL operational voltage has been 450 kV in maximum since then. We will present details of the high voltage upgrade and operational status at 450 kV of the cERL gun.
[1] Masahiro Yamamoto and Nobuyuki Nishimori, APL 109, 014103 (2016).
 
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