An Inexpensive Electron Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 41671
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1105 Highland Circle, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Edward A. Knapp
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 953-3813
Business Contact
 Ms. Anna W. Saunders
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (540) 953-2249
Research Institution
50043-98-I An Inexpensive Electron Source--World Physics Technologies, Inc., 1105 Highland Circle, Blacksburg, VA 24060-5618; (540) 953-2249 Dr. Edward A. Knapp, Principal Investigator Ms. Anna W. Saunders, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82712 Amount: $75,000 An inexpensive compact electron source is needed for advanced accelerator R&D experiments. This project will develop a novel linear accelerator injected racetrack microtron using permanent magnets, incorporate the electron gun in the 1st accelerating cell, and use the microtron stability conditions to produce very short, high current pulses. The project will produce 12 beams with energies from 5 to 35 MeV selectable in 2.5 MeV steps each having >109 electrons in <5 ps long bunches, which are separated by an adjustable time interval of >5¿s trains produced at repetition rates selectable from 1 to 100 Hz. All beams will have small, normalized 5p mm-mrad transverse and 50 keV¿degree longitudinal emittances. Beam bunches as short as ~1 ps with peak current of >100 A can also be delivered without degrading other beam parameters. Production models of this source should cost ~$600,000. Seven tasks will be accomplished: the radio frequency gun cavity for resonant and 4th sub-harmonic frequency operation will be optimized; the gun and injector accelerating structure beam dynamics calculated; the beam optics optimized; the bending magnets optimized; the input and output beam lines calculated; the power supply system design completed; and the construction, installation, site, shielding, and alarm requirements determined. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Commercial potential for the proposed electron source includes: (1) university/industrial advanced accelerator laboratories, (2) free electron laser drivers, and (3) medical oncology treatment facilities._

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government