JOSEF FRISCH, ERIC DOYLE, KNUT SKARPAAS VIII (SLAC)
The Next Linear Collider accelerator will include a large (kilometer scale) and complex collimation system. The size and complexity of this system could be reduced if the collimator jaws could be made immune to damage from the electron beam. We describe two collimation systems currently under development. Construction of a prototype system which uses wheels that can be moved to a new position after damage is underway. The second system, currently in the R+D phase, uses rotors which are continuously reformed from a bath of liquid metal as the collimation surface. This second system allows operation at beam intensities which damage the jaws on every pulse. We describe results of tests on both systems.
* Work supported by Department of Energy contract DE-AC03-76SF00515
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