Experimental and Numerical Studies of Particle Acceleration by an Active Microwave Medium

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$450,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DE-FG02-05ER84355
Award Id:
72418
Agency Tracking Number:
79509B05-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5900 Harper Road, #102, Solon, OH, 44139
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
A. Kanareykin
Dr.
(440) 519-0410
alexkan@euclidtechlabs.com
Business Contact:
David Dunay
Dr.
(440) 519-0410
daved@euclidtechlabs.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The DOE is seeking new techniques for particle acceleration that are cost effective and efficient. This project will develop and verify one such concept, electron acceleration by a fullerene-based active medium. In particular, synthesis and manufacturing techniques will be developed for a fullerene-based active medium, its properties will be characterized, and numerical techniques will be developed to incorporate the measurement results into a structure design code. In Phase I, the chemistry of fullerenes was studied in liquid crystal matrices. The composition of the materials was optimized for maximum stored energy, using electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. A design code, capable of designing an accelerating structure based on this technology, was developed, along with a design for a test system. Phase II will construct a device for measuring the electromagnetic characteristics of these materials and design an experiment to validate this acceleration technique. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Beyond the application for low-cost, high-gradient electron accelerators, the technology could be extended to ion acceleration (with possible applications to ion implantation and ion microprobes). In addition, the active medium could have application as a low-noise, tunable microwave amplifier.

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