Fast-Track : CLS Beam Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-13ER90636
Agency Tracking Number: 83497
Amount: $999,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: 03 d
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000760
Small Business Information
370 Portage Ave., Palo Alto, CA, 94306-2244
DUNS: 122582153
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roderick Loewen
 (650) 320-8300
Business Contact
 Ronald Ruth
Title: Dr.
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Research Institution
We propose to collaborate with the SLAC National Laboratory to understand and improve the operation of our low-energy (10s of MeV) electron storage ring. The development of this technology will directly contribute to enhanced performance of a new type of x-ray source which is a spin-off of accelerator research and is now a commercial product. There is an increasing world-wide interest in compact light sources based on Inverse Compton Scattering. Development of these types of light sources includes leveraging the investment in accelerator technology first developed at DOE National Laboratories. Although these types of light sources cannot replace the larger user-supported synchrotron facilities, they offer attractive alternatives for many x-ray science applications. Fundamental research at the SLAC National Laboratory in the 1990s led to the idea of using laser-electron storage rings as a mechanism to generate x-rays with many properties of the larger synchrotron light facilities. This research led to a commercial spin-off of this technology. The SBIR project goal is to understand and improve the performance of the electron storage ring system of the commercially available Compact Light Source. The knowledge gained from studying a low-energy electron storage ring may also benefit other Inverse Compton Scattering (ICS) source development. Better electron storage ring performance is one of the key technologies necessary to extend the utility and breadth of applications of the CLS or related ICS sources. This grant includes a subcontract with SLAC for technical personnel and resources for modeling, feedback development, and related accelerator physics studies.

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