M. Vretenar, for the SPL Study Group (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)
In view of a possible evolution of the CERN accelerator complex towards higher proton intensities, a 2 GeV H- linac with 4 MW beam power has been designed, to be used in connection with an accumulator and compressor ring as proton driver for a muon-based Neutrino Factory. The high-energy part of this Linac can use most of the RF equipment (superconducting cavities and klystrons) from the LEP collider after its decommissioning at the end of the year 2000. Recent results concerning low-beta superconducting cavities are presented, and the main characteristics of the linac design are described. The complete linac-based proton driver facility is outlined, and the impact on the linac design of the requirements specific to a Neutrino Factory is underlined.
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