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Racetrack Microtron—Pushing the Limits

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Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, 119991 Moscow, Russia
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Laboratory of Electron Accelerators MSU Ltd., Leninskie Gory, 119992 Moscow, Russia
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Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, 119991 Moscow, Russia
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Institute of Energy Technologies, Technical University of Catalonia, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskiy Prospect 53, 119991 Moscow, Russia
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Symmetry 2021, 13(12), 2244; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13122244
Received: 25 October 2021 / Revised: 11 November 2021 / Accepted: 17 November 2021 / Published: 24 November 2021
We consider three types of electron accelerators that can be used for various applications, such as industrial, medical, cargo inspection, and isotope production applications, and that require small- and medium-sized machines, namely classical microtron (CM), race-track microtron (RTM), and multisection linac. We review the principles of their operation, the specific features of the beam dynamics in these machines, discuss their advantages and weak points, and compare their technical characteristics. In particular, we emphasize the intrinsic symmetry of the stability region of microtrons. We argue that RTMs can be a preferable choice for medium energies (up to 100 MeV) and that the range of their potential applications can be widened, provided that the beam current losses are significantly reduced. In the article, we analyze two possible solutions in detail, namely increasing the longitudinal acceptance of an RTM using a higher-order harmonic accelerating structure and improving beam matching at the injection. View Full-Text
Keywords: electron accelerator; classical microtron; racetrack microtron; multisection LINAC; longitudinal phase space electron accelerator; classical microtron; racetrack microtron; multisection LINAC; longitudinal phase space
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Borisov, M.; Ermakov, A.; Khankin, V.; Kubyshin, Y.; Shvedunov, V. Racetrack Microtron—Pushing the Limits. Symmetry 2021, 13, 2244. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13122244

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Borisov M, Ermakov A, Khankin V, Kubyshin Y, Shvedunov V. Racetrack Microtron—Pushing the Limits. Symmetry. 2021; 13(12):2244. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13122244

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Borisov, Maxim, Andrey Ermakov, Vadim Khankin, Yuri Kubyshin, and Vasiliy Shvedunov. 2021. "Racetrack Microtron—Pushing the Limits" Symmetry 13, no. 12: 2244. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13122244

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