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Accelerating Cavities for a Relativistic Klystron Two-Beam Accelerator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-96ER82174
Agency Tracking Number: 34700
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
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Principal Investigator
 Dr. William Peter
 Senior Scientist
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Business Contact
 Dr. Frederick M. Mako
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Research Institution

41299 November 19, 1996
FM Technologies, Inc.

In the Relativistic Klystron Two-Beam Accelerator, which is currently under development, power from a low-energy, high-current, bunched beam is converted to micro-waves via the klystron mechanism and used to provide power for a high-energy linac, specifically a future Next Linear Collider upgrade to l.0 TeV. This project will develop an induction accelerating cavity assembly for the low-energy accelerator. The accelerating cavity will be integrated with the driving modulators currently under development; thousands of these units would be required for a full-scale collider. In Phase I, a preliminary design will be completed which will consider the cost, efficiency, and technological feasibility of the proposed design. The design will address techniques to minimize high-voltage breakdown, azimuthal currents, high order resonances, and beam-breakup instabilities. Phase II will design, develop, and fabricate individual parts of a prototype induction cavity assembly. These parts will be assembled and tested at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Successful development of the accelerating cavity, integrated with the driving modulator, for the two-beam accelerator will enable the Department of Energy to assess this potentially promising method in a far more definitive manner than is available from conceptual studies. Other applications include more powerful electron linacs for industry and medicine, and high-power ion linacs for pulsed spallation neutron sources and materials irradiation.

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