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H-mode drift-tube linac and design method therefor

Foreign code F100002315
File No. 244US
Posted date Dec 2, 2010
Country United States of America
Application number 06514505
Gazette No. 20090261760
Gazette No. 7868564
Date of filing Oct 31, 2005
Gazette Date Oct 22, 2009
Gazette Date Jan 11, 2011
International application number JP2005019990
International publication number WO2007034573
Date of international filing Oct 31, 2005
Date of international publication Mar 29, 2007
Priority data
  • P2005-277426 (Sep 26, 2005) JP
  • 2005WO-JP19990 (Oct 31, 2005) WO
Title H-mode drift-tube linac and design method therefor
Abstract (US7868564)
A linearity of a voltage change to a tuner insertion amount is verified for at least one of a plurality of tuners.
Based on the voltage change linearity, individual voltage change data corresponding to respective insertion amounts are calculated for each of the plurality of tuners through a proportional calculation.
A combination of auto-tuners and a combination of respective insertion amounts of the auto-tuners are determined using the individual voltage change data, and an adequacy of the determined combinations is verified through a direct three-dimensional electromagnetic field calculation.
The combinations are determined on a condition that, when the individual voltage change data of nominated tuners are added together, respective voltage changes attributed to the nominated tuners are cancelled out to allow an entire voltage distribution to have substantially no change.
Scope of claims [claim1]
1. A method of designing an H-mode drift-tube linac utilizing a TE wave (H mode) generated inside a resonator, said method comprising: nominating at least two tuners from among a plurality of tuners arranged along an axial direction of said resonator; and
selecting said nominated tuners as auto-tuners through evaluation in terms of whether only a frequency is changed without changing a voltage distribution in said resonator, using a combination of respective positions of said nominated tuners in the axial direction of said resonator and respective insertion amounts of said nominated tuners into said resonator.
[claim2]
2. The method as defined in claim 1, wherein said step of selecting includes: calculating or measuring individual voltage change data corresponding to respective insertion amounts, for each of said plurality of tuners, based on a given relationship between a tuner insertion amount and a voltage change; and
determining a combination of at least two auto-tuners and a combination of respective insertion amounts of said at least two auto-tuners, using said individual voltage change data.
[claim3]
3. The method as defined in claim 2, which said step of selecting further includes the sub-step of verifying said given relationship between a tuner insertion amount and a voltage change.
[claim4]
4. The method as defined in claim 2, which said step of selecting further includes the sub-step of verifying whether said determined combinations are adequate.
[claim5]
5. The method as defined in claim 2, wherein said given relationship is a linear relationship between a tuner insertion amount and a voltage change, wherein said individual voltage change data corresponding to respective insertion amounts, for each of said plurality of tuners, are calculated through a proportional calculation based on said linear relationship.
[claim6]
6. The method as defined in claim 2, wherein said sub-step of determining a combination of at least two auto-tuners and a combination of respective insertion amounts of said at least two auto-tuners comprises determining said combinations on a condition that, when the individual voltage change data of said nominated tuners are added together, respective voltage changes attributed to said nominated tuners are cancelled out to allow an entire voltage distribution to have substantially no change.
[claim7]
7. An H-mode drift-tube linac utilizing a TE wave (H mode) generated inside a resonator, said linac comprising a plurality of tuners which are arranged along an axial direction of said resonator, and partly used as an auto-tuner, wherein: said auto-tuner consists of at least two tuners which are nominated from among said plurality of tuners, and selected through evaluation in terms of whether only a frequency is changed without changing a voltage distribution in said resonator, using a combination of respective positions of said nominated tuners in the axial direction of said resonator and respective insertion amounts of said nominated tuners into said resonator.
[claim8]
8. The H-mode drift-tube linac as defined in claim 7, which includes insertion-amount adjustment means adapted to adjust respective insertion amounts of said selected at least two auto-tuners without changing a ratio between said respective insertion amounts.
[claim9]
9. The H-mode drift-tube linac as defined in claim 8, wherein said insertion-amount adjustment means includes storage means adapted to store said ratio between the respective insertion amounts of said at least two auto-tuners.
[claim10]
10. An auto-tuner selection process for use in a method of designing an H-mode drift-tube linac utilizing a TE wave (H mode) generated inside a resonator, said process comprising: nominating at least two tuners from among a plurality of tuners arranged along an axial direction of said resonator; and
selecting said nominated tuners as auto-tuners through evaluation in terms of whether only a frequency is changed without changing a voltage distribution in said resonator, using a combination of respective positions of said nominated tuners in the axial direction of said resonator and respective insertion amounts of said nominated tuners into said resonator.
[claim11]
11. A method of adjusting at least two auto-tuners employed in an H-mode drift-tube linac utilizing a TE wave (H mode) generated inside a resonator, said auto-tuners being selected by nominating at least two tuners from among a plurality of tuners arranged along an axial direction of said resonator, and evaluating said nominated tuners in terms of whether only a frequency is changed without changing a voltage distribution in said resonator, using a combination of respective positions of said nominated tuners in the axial direction of said resonator and respective insertion amounts of said nominated tuners into said resonator, said method comprising adjusting respective insertion amounts of said auto-tuners without changing a ratio between said respective insertion amounts.
  • Inventor, and Inventor/Applicant
  • IWATA YOSHIYUKI
  • YAMADA SATORU
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RADIOLOGICAL SCIENCES NIRS
IPC(International Patent Classification)
U.S. Cl./(Sub)
  • H05H007/18
  • H05H007/22
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