Development of a Superconducting RF Multi-Spoke Cavities for Electron Linacs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER85172
Agency Tracking Number:
n/a
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Niowave, Inc.
1012 N. Walnut Street, Lansing, MI, 48906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
621290001
Principal Investigator:
Terry Grimm
Dr.
(517) 775-4436
grimm@niowaveinc.com
Business Contact:
Chandra Romel
Dr.
(517) 999-3475
romel@niowaveinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Superconducting radio frequency (SRF) accelerating cavities are being successfully used for acceleration of electron beams worldwide. If today¿s multi­spoke accelerating structures could be applied to future SRF electron linacs, a further reduction in the accelerator¿s overall size could be achieved without compromising its performance. This project will develop a 500 MHz superconducting multi­spoke cavity capable of accelerating electrons to an energy of more then 7.5 MeV in a single unit. Phase I demonstrated technical feasibility by completing the preliminary cavity and cryomodule designs. An alternative design, which emphasized the electromagnetic properties of the accelerating structure instead of the simplification of fabrication, also was considered. Phase II will finalize the design, then fabricate and test the SRF multi­spoke cavity. Cryogenic tests will be carried out at Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory (JLAB) to make use of their test facilities and cryogenics systems. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: This new type of SRF multi­spoke cavity should create many new possibilities for scientific and industrial applications. In addition, compact accelerators utilizing SRF cavities should find use in a broad range of commercial applications, from x-­ray machines for cancer therapy and sterilization to tunable x-­ray and gamma sources, to high energy electron accelerators

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