Coaxial Two-Channel Dielectric Wake Field Accelerator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85305
Award Id:
94583
Agency Tracking Number:
91101
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
258 Bradley Street, New Haven, CT, 06510
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
084736651
Principal Investigator:
Jay Hirshfield
Dr.
(203) 789-1164
jay@omega-p.com
Business Contact:
George Trahan
Dr.
(203) 789-1165
enid@omega-p.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A future multi-TeV collider, with an energy reach beyond present or planned electron-positron colliders, will require accelerator structures that can sustain acceleration gradients in the range of 150 MeV/m. To satisfy this requirement, this project will develop a two-channel dielectric wake field accelerator. In Phase I, a coaxial structure, consisting of two dielectric pipes surrounded by a conductor, will be analyzed in order to design a wake field accelerator. The wake field accelerator will be driven along its outer channel by an annular charge bunch whose wake fields accelerate a test charge bunch moving along its inner channel. This configuration can provide a high transformer ratio and favorable stability. In an mm-scale version, accelerator gradients of several 100 MeV/m can be induced by a few-nC drive bunch. The new wake field accelerator will be tested in Phase IICommercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Development of structures that can sustain a high accelerating gradient without an undue frequency of breakdown should hasten the day when a multi-TeV collider will be built.

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