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Novel Fabrication Techniques for the Production of RF Photoinjectors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84829
Agency Tracking Number: 82485
Amount: $99,906.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 31
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-06ER06-30
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1600 Sawtelle Blvd STE 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025
United States
DUNS: 140789137
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Pedro Frigola
 (310) 444-1475
Business Contact
 Salime Boucher
Title: Dr
Phone: (310) 444-1475
Research Institution

High duty factor, high gradient photoinjectors are a critical component of the next generation of applications in high energy electron beam-based physics. The key technical problem for high average power, normal conducting photoinjectors is effective structure cooling. Currently, the fabrication of high average power photoinjectors relies on conventional design and fabrication techniques, with limited cooling channel geometries. This project will investigate a novel fabrication technique that will allow complex, conformal cooling channels to be integrated into radio frequency (RF) structures. In Phase I, sample pieces of advanced copper alloys produced with this new technique will be tested, and a photoinjector gun will be designed to incorporate the improved cooling channels. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: High-brightness, high-power electron guns would have applications to linear colliders (ILC), x-ray free-electron lasers (FELs), and inverse Compton scattering (ICS) sources for medicine, as well as associated imaging/analysis applications to homeland security. The technology also should find use in a wide variety of RF structures, such as linacs and klystrons.

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