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Improved Capillary Guided Laser Wakefield Accelerators based on Diamond…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
87055
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
03 d
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000628
Small Business Information
Euclid Techlabs, Llc
5900 Harper Rd. #102 Solon, OH 44139-1866
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Improved Capillary Guided Laser Wakefield Accelerators based on Diamond Materials
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER86527
Award Amount: $149,992.00
 

Abstract:

Detection of smuggled nuclear materials concealed in cargo containers is an essential need for homeland security. A low cost and efficient method of scanning bulk cargo is to use a tunable energy gamma ray source. Laser plasma accelerators can currently produce (through Thomson backscattering) a gamma beam with the needed energy and positional scanning capability but are limited in intensity because of the low thermal conductivity of the sapphire capillary structure. We propose to develop a structure from artificial diamond that is compatible with the required intensity. Diamond has the highest thermal conductivity of any material, about 50 times larger than sapphire. Development of a diamond capillary structure will permit portable laser plasma sources of the requisite intensity to be constructed. We will complete thermal simulations of sapphire and diamond capillary devices. A diamond capillary device will be designed and fabricated. Initial testing of the structure will be performed at LBNL and the results evaluated. Commercial Applications and Benefits: Success of the proposed program will be a key step towards development of very compact, portable, and cost effective accelerators and gamma ray sources with applications in homeland security, basic research, and medicine.

Principal Investigator:

James Butler
Dr.
440-519-0410
j.butler@euclidtechlabs.com

Business Contact:

David Dunay
Mr.
440-519-0410
daved@euclidtechlabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Euclid Techlabs, Llc
5900 Harper Rd. #102 Solon, OH 44139-1866

EIN/Tax ID: 510490161
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439-
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