Development of a Non-Axisymmetric Permanent Magnet Focusing System for Elliptic Charged-Particle Beams

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84910
Agency Tracking Number: 82805
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: 31
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-06ER06-30
Small Business Information
Beam Power Technology, Inc.
150 Lincoln Street, Apt. 3C, Boston, MA, 02111
DUNS: 605667125
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Bemis
 Mr
 (781) 646-4271
 tbemis@beampower.com
Business Contact
 Michael Lawrence
Title: Mr
Phone: (978) 376-0143
Email: mlawrence@beampower.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A high-brightness elliptic electron or positron beam is a novel device that has wide applications in high energy accelerators. In addition to the high-energy accelerator applications, high-brightness elliptic charged-particle (electron, muon, proton, antiproton, and ion) beams have wide applications in other accelerators for nuclear physics research and high-energy density physics research. The Phase I project successfully designed an elliptic electron beam system, fabricated a periodic permanent magnet stack prototype, and tested the prototype in agreement with three-dimensional design predictions. The Phase II project will: (1) Demonstrate focusing of a periodically twisting elliptic electron beam using a periodic non-axisymmetric permanent magnet stack consisting of an array of elliptic dipole magnets; (2) Design a periodic non-axisymmetric permanent magnet stack consisting of a quadrupole magnet and an array of elliptic dipole magnets for the focusing of a non-twisting elliptic electron beam; and (3) Demonstrate the focusing of a non-twisting elliptic electron beam using a periodic non-axisymmetric permanent magnet stack consisting of a quadrupole magnet and an array of elliptic dipole magnets. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Demonstrating non-axisymmetric permanent magnet systems for elliptic beam focusing will not only be a significant technical achievement, but will also support the development of elliptic-beam-based RF source and accelerator products in Phase III.

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