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High-Temperature Highly-Efficient Ceramic Heat Exchanger

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Department of Energy
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2001 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Advanced Energy Systems, Inc
27 Industrial Blvd. Unit E Medford, NY 11763-2286
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: High-Temperature Highly-Efficient Ceramic Heat Exchanger
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-01ER83135
Award Amount: $99,904.00


65691 Extremely bright, affordable, photocathode electron sources are required for future DOE facilities such as the Next Linear Collider and Next Generation Light Sources. An electron gun with greater than 1 nC per bunch and less than 1 p mm-mrad normalized transverse rms emittance would meet this need, but the sub 1 p mm-mrad target remains elusive. Because axisymmetry has been shown to be important for minimizing emittance growth, this project will develop an axisymmetric electron gun that optimizes the standard emittance-compensation technique to break the 1 p emittance barrier. Phase I will complete the radio frequency design of the emittance-compensated gun, conduct beam dynamics modeling to refine emittance compensation, and determine the expected performance of a complete injector system. A prototype gun will be fabricated and tested in Phase II. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee:The electron gun should serve as the injector for advanced, high-brightness X-ray sources for both medical and protein crystallography applications. In the medical market the ability of a monochromatic, tunable, x-ray source to deliver much clearer diagnostic images with a much smaller dose fraction would be extremely attractive for such applications as breast cancer screening. In the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, a compact high-performance protein crystallography unit would find application in the production of ┬┐designer drugs┬┐ and in the ongoing task of mapping and DNA sequencing the human genome.

Principal Investigator:

Hans Bluem
Senior Physicist

Business Contact:

Alan Todd
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Energy Systems, Inc.
27 Industrial Building Unit E Medford, NY 11763

EIN/Tax ID: 113452402
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No