Proton Linac Development Division

RRCAT has a long term plan to build a 1 GeV pulsed proton accelerator based Indian Facility for Spallation Research (IFSR). The accelerator will consist of a 1 GeV pulsed H negative linear accelerator (linac) followed by 1 GeV proton accumulator ring. The Proton Linac Development Division (PLDD) is involved in the research and development of cutting edge technologies related to linear accelerator components like H negative ion sources (HNIS), Low Energy Beam Transport (LEBT) systems, Radio Frequency Quadrupoles (RFQs), Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) systems, Drift Tube Linac (DTL) etc. In addition, PLDD is also working on Spoke Resonator, elliptical shaped Superconducting Radio Frequency (SCRF) cavities, spallation target, beam dump, cryostats for superconducting magnets etc.

The following are the major areas of research and development:
The Proton Linac Development Division comprises of following sections:
Click here for the List of Publications of the Division.
Filament Arc Discharge based H- Ion Source

For more details, please contact:

Shri Vijendra Prasad
Head, Proton Linac Development Division
Phone.: +91-731-244-2271 (O)
Email: vijen (at)

Content Managers:

  • Dr. D. V. Ghodke
  •       Email: dvghodke (at)

    Last updated: August 2021

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