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DIELECTRIC WALL LINAC INSULATOR FOR COMPACT (MEV) ELECTRON BEAM SOURCES

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21560
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21560
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tetra Corp
3701 Hawkins Street, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: DIELECTRIC WALL LINAC INSULATOR FOR COMPACT (MEV) ELECTRON BEAM SOURCES
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,859.00
 

Abstract:

THERE ARE MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS FOR COMPACT PARTICLE ACCELERATORS, ESPECIALLY HIGH ENERGY [TENS OF MEV] AND HIGH CURRENT [KA] OUTPUT. GRADIENTS OF 10 TO 20 MV/M ARE POSSIBLE ONLY WITH RF ACCELERATORS. EXISTING LINEAR INDUCTION ACCELERATORS (LIAS) DO NOT OPERATE AT OVER 1 MV/M. RESEARCHERS ARE DEVELOPING AN INSULATOR TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPRESS AND ENHANCE VACUUM SURFACE FLASHOVER. THE TECHNOLOGY OPERATES UP TO THE GAP'S VACUUM BREAKDOWN STRENGTH 40 MV/M AT 100 NS LONG PULSES, WITH THE ESTIMATED THEORETICAL LIMIT IN THE 100S OF MV/M RANGE. THE TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN LINEAR INDUCTION ACCELERATORS AND DIELECTRIC WALL INDUCTION LINACS IS BEING DEVELOPED. THE TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED FOR USE AS A VACUUM DIELECTRIC INSULATOR FOR GRADIENTS OF 40 MV/M AT PULSE LENGTH OF 100 TO 200 NSEC. THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT AT SHORTER PULSES (10 TO 50 NSEC OR SHORTER), THE BREAKDOWN STRENGTH INCREASES. DESIGN IS EXTENED TO INCLUDE A BETTER STRUCTURAL PROTECTION AND THE ABILITY TO BE DRIVEN WITH A HIGH CURRENT SINGLE PULSE SOURCE OR RF.

Principal Investigator:

Juan M Elizondo
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tetra Corp.
3701 Hawkins St Ne Albuquerque, NM 87109

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