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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DE-FG02-07ER84910
Award Id:
84059
Agency Tracking Number:
82805
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
150 Lincoln Street, Apt. 3C, Boston, MA, 02111
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
605667125
Principal Investigator:
ThomasBemis
Mr
(781) 646-4271
tbemis@beampower.com
Business Contact:
MichaelLawrence
Mr
(978) 376-0143
mlawrence@beampower.com
Research Institute:
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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