Document Type : Review Article


1 1. School of Particles and Accelerator, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, Iran

2 School of Particles and Accelerator, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, Iran

3 School of physics and Accelerators, Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

4 School of Radiation Applications,, Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

5 Hooman Sanaat Company

6 Desy, Hamburg, Deutchland

7 Physics Department, Esfahan University of Technology, Esfahan, IRAN

8 Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran

9 Nuclear Engineering Department, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, IRAN

10 ESS Bilbao Spain


In this paper, the design and construction process of a traveling wave electron linear accelerator is presented briefly. The machine consists of an electron gun followed by a prebuncher, a traveling wave buncher, an accelerating tube and the diagnostics instruments. Solenoid magnets provide the beam focusing. A klystron has been used as the RF power source. The linac components are controlled and monitored by a comprehensive control system. All the sub systems of this accelerator are designed and developed based on the domestic technology. The output beam has a maximum energy of 4.5 MeV. The beam parameters like energy, intensity, transverse size and emittance are measurable and tunable. The IPM Linac is a unique tool for experimental R&D in accelerator and beam physics in Iran.


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