LENS History 2011


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May 2011
Klystron tube base develops a water leak inside the oil tank. the leak was fixed in place but required 2 weeks to recover the oil voltage holding capabilities.

 

 

April 2011
First comerical customers for NREF

 

April 2011
New emission time apparatus comissioned for Moderator studies

Emission Time apparatus

June 2011
New target design runs for 75 kW-days of beam on target (a new record). Failure mode was O-ring radiation damage.

July 2011
Klystron beam switch tube assembly upgraded to version 2. The second klystron tank was upgraded to the new switch tube in August.