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A project to design and build the magnets for a new test beamline, the ATF2, at KEK

Abstract : In order to achieve the high luminosity required at the proposed International Linear Collider (ILC), it is critical to focus the beams to nanometer size with the ILC Beam Delivery System, and to maintain the beams' collisions with a nanometer-scale stability. To establish the technologies associated with this ultra-high precision beam handling, a special beamline has been designed and built as an extension of the existing extraction beamline of the Accelerator Test Facility at KEK, Japan. The ATF provides an adequate ultra-low emittance electron beam that is comparable to the ILC requirements; the ATF2 mimics the ILC final focus system to create a tightly focused, stable beam. There are 37 magnets in the ATF2, 29 quadrupoles, 5 sextupoles and 3 bends. These magnets had to be acquired in a short time and at minimum cost, which led to various acquisition strategies; but nevertheless they had to meet strict requirements on integrated strength, physical dimensions, compatibility with existing magnet movers and beam position monitors, mechanical stability and field stability and quality. This paper will describe how 2 styles of quadrupoles, 2 styles of sextupoles, one dipole style and their supports were designed, fabricated, refurbished or modified, measured and aligned by a small team of engineers from 3 continents.
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C.M. Spencer, R. Sugahara, M. Masuzawa, B. Bolzon, A. Jeremie. A project to design and build the magnets for a new test beamline, the ATF2, at KEK. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010, 20, pp.250-253. ⟨10.1109/TASC.2010.2042052⟩. ⟨in2p3-00536399⟩

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