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The Micro Accelerator Platform: A New Particle Source for Industrial, Medical, and Research Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85038
Agency Tracking Number: N/A
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 49 c
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
13428 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
United States
DUNS: 140789137
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Salime Boucher
 (310) 822-5845
Business Contact
 Salime Boucher
Title: Dr.
Phone: (310) 822-5845
Research Institution

Sources of relativistic electrons for use in generating x-rays for high energy physics research are presently large and very expensive to produce. This project will develop a new kind of particle source, the Micro Accelerator Platform (MAP), based on a microstructure fabricated from dielectric materials, much the way microelectronic chips are produced. This source will be powered by a laser delivered over a fiber optic cable and will be less than a cubic millimeter in size. The project is the culmination of more than a decade of research into the physics of slab-symmetric dielectric structures. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The MAP should contribute to the development of future advanced accelerators for high energy physics research. The technology also holds great promise as a new form of cancer radiation therapy, delivered through a minimally invasive procedure to the tumor site, thus avoiding damage to healthy tissue. Finally, MAP technology should provide a new source for non-destructive testing (e.g. of pipes, engine parts, bridges, etc.) and cargo inspection (e.g. airport and shipping port security).

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