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A Plane Wave Transformer Photoelectron Accelerator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
34638
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
34638
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Duly Research Inc.
1912 MacArthur Street Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: A Plane Wave Transformer Photoelectron Accelerator
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG03-96ER82156
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

40833 November 13, 1996 Duly Research, Inc. It is desirable to relax manufacturing tolerances and reduce cost for linear accelerator structures, especially for repetitive production of accelerating sections as in a linear collider, or for mass production of commercial accelerators. This project will develop a photoelectron linear accelerator system based on a novel plane-wave transformer (PWT) accelerating structure which allows tolerant dimensions and is easy and inexpensive to build. The proposed system integrates a photoinjector (an RF gun with a photocathode) and a PWT linac, and is compact and capable of producing a high quality beam, at an energy large enough (20 MeV) to be useful for particle beam physics research and commercial applications. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of a compact photoinjector linac, having a gradient of 100 MV/m and producing a 5-picosecond long bunched electron beam with a peak current of 150-200 A and a normalized emittance of less than 1 mm-mrad. Phase I will result in a detailed design of a prototype system. Phase II will fabricate and test the system. Anticipated Results/Potential Commercial Applications as described by the awardee: A high-current, low-emittance, PWT photoinjector linac would be an electron injector for an ultra-high gradient plasma beatwave accelerator. It can also be an injector to a free electron laser, or to an ultrashort pulse length, Compton backscattered x-rays source. These and other potential applications should benefit the high energy physics research community, and should also provide commercial opportunities in chemistry, biology and medicine.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. David U.L. Yu
President
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Business Contact:

Dr. David U.L. Yu
President
3105487123
Small Business Information at Submission:

Duly Research, Inc.
1912 MacArthur Street Rancho Pal, CA 90275

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No