N. Milas, M. Akhyani, R.A. Baron, C.S. Derrez, M. Eshraqi, Y. Levinsen, R. Miyamoto, D. Noll, R. Tarkeshian, I. Vojskovic, R.H. Zeng
ESS, Lund, Sweden
The European Spallation Source (ESS), currently under construction and initial commissioning in Lund, Sweden, will be the brightest spallation neutron source in the world, when its driving proton linac achieves the design power of 5 MW at 2 GeV. Such a high power requires production, efficient acceleration, and almost no-loss transport of a high current beam, thus making design and beam commissioning of this machine challenging. During the the commissioning time in 2022 a campaign for a full characterisation of the ESS Medium Beta Transport session (MEBT) was carried out. Both transverse optics and longitudinal parameters were measured and compared to simulation, amongst them: buncher cavity tunning, trasnverse emittance and initial twiss parameters. In this paper we present the results and future plans.