The dark current is one of the limiting factor in the operation of RF guns at high gradient. The continuous request of higher brilliance sources and further emittance minimization, leads to apply higher gradients in the RF gun cavity, with the consequence of a significant dark current production. In this context we set up a collaborative effort to identify the dark current sources in the gun, in order to discriminate between the gun and cathode contribution. A critical analysis and organization of dark current measurements, taken during the operation of TTF and PITZ guns, with several cathodes operated at different accelerating fields and solenoids focusing, is presented. Potential areas of improvement are also discussed, together with a possible associated program.
|Titolo:||Dark current investigation of TTF and PITZ RF guns|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ING-INF/01 - Elettronica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|