Pulse Resonance for Photoelectron Acceleration

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85350
Agency Tracking Number: 90024
Amount: $99,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 03 a
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
4909 Paseo Del Norte D, Albuquerque, NM, 87113
DUNS: 141817721
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brock Roberts
 (505) 798-9818
Business Contact
 Brock Roberts
Title: Dr.
Phone: (505) 798-9818
Email: brock@nextekmobility.com
Research Institution
A novel electron gun is needed to improve the electron sources at DOE user facilities. Currently, accelerator system performance is limited by the high power requirements, low duty cycle, and low repetition rate of electron guns, which must produce a brief electron pulse in a 10-100MV/m environment. In this project, a previously-developed resonant cavity technology, which simultaneously energizes tens of harmonic modes (with fields superimposed to create a periodic, on-axis, high-gradient, electric field pulse), will be combined with laser and photocathode technologies to create a novel electron gun. Phase I will analyze the design parameters with modeling studies, validate the models with a prototype, construct the drive circuits, and finally validate system performance. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee The resulting electron gun should achieve the desired fields and pulse duration, with a high repetition rate and with less power.

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