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Advanced Beam-Dynamics Simulation Tools for RIA

By: Garnett, R.W.; Zhao, Q.; York, R.C.; Ostroumov, P.; Crandall, K.R.; Ryne, R.; Qiang, J.; Billen, J.H.; Wangler, T.P.;

2005 / IEEE / 0-7803-8859-3


This item was taken from the IEEE Conference ' Advanced Beam-Dynamics Simulation Tools for RIA ' We are developing multi-particle beam-dynamics simulation codes for RIA driver-linac simulations extending from the low-energy beam transport (LEBT) line to the end of the linac. These codes run on the NERSC parallel supercomputing platforms at LBNL, which allow us to run simulations with large numbers of macroparticles. The codes have the physics capabilities needed for RIA, including transport and acceleration of multiple-charge-state beams, beam-line elements such as high-voltage platforms within the linac, interdigital accelerating structures, charge-stripper foils, and capabilities for handling the effects of machine errors and other off-normal conditions. This year will mark the end of our project. In this paper we present the status of the work, describe some recent additions to the codes, and show some preliminary simulation results.