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Paper   IPM / Particles / 13480
School of Particles and Accelerator
  Title:   Status and Plans for Linac4 Installation and Commissioning
  Author(s): 
1 . M Vretenar
2 . A Akroh
3 . L Arnaudon
4 . P Baudrenghien
5 . G Bellodi
6 . J Broere
7 . O Brunner
8 . J.F Comblin
9 . J Coupard
10 . V.A. Dimov
11 . J.F Fuchs
12 . A Funken
13 . F Gerigk
14 . E Granemann Souza
15 . K Hanke
16 . J Hansen
17 . Masoomeh Yarmohammadi Satri
18 . I Kozsar
19 . J.B Lallement
20 . F Lenardon
21 . J Lettry
22 . A.M Lombardi
23 . C Maglioni
24 . O Midtun
25 . B Mikulec
26 . D Nisbet
27 . M Paoluzzi
28 . U Raich
29 . S Ramberger
30 . F Roncarolo
31 . C Rossi
32 . J.L Sanchez Alvarez
33 . R Scrivens
34 . J Tan
35 . C.A Valerio- Lizarraga
36 . J Vollaire
37 . R Wegner
38 . S Weisz
39 . F Zocca
  Status:   In Proceedings
  Proceeding: Proceedings of IPAC2014, Dresden, Germany
  Year:  2014
  Supported by:  IPM
  Abstract:
Linac4 is a normal conducting 160 MeV H-linear accelerator presently being installed and progressively commissioned at CERN. It will replace the ageing 50 MeV Linac2 as injector of the PS Booster (PSB), increasing at the same time its brightness by a factor of two thanks to the higher injection energy. This will be the first step of a program to increase the beam brightness in the LHC injectors for the needs of the High-Luminosity LHC project. After a series of beam measurements on a dedicated test stand the 3 MeV Linac4 front-end, including ion source, RFQ and a beam chopping line, has been recommissioned at its final position in the Linac4 tunnel. Commissioning of the following section, the Drift Tube Linac, is starting. Beam commissioning will take place in steps of increasing energy, to reach the final 160 MeV in 2015. An extended beam measurement phase including testing of stripping equipment for the PSB and a year-long test run to assess and improve Linac4 reliability will take place in 2016, prior to the connection of Linac4 to the PSB that will take place during the next long LHC shut-down.

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