A REAL-TIME ENERGY DETECTOR FOR RELATIVISTIC CHARGED PARTICLES

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
7446
Agency Tracking Number:
7446
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
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Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
532 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
Hubzone Owned:
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Minority Owned:
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Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MELVIN A PIESTRUP
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Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
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Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS TO INVESTIGATE THE USE OF COHERENT TRANSITION RADIATION TO MEASURE THE ENERGY OF ULTRA-RELATIVISTIC CHARGED PARTICLES. THIS RESEARCH IS IMPORTANT IN HIGH-ENERGY PHYSICS FOR THE DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF THESE PARTICLES. THE RESEARCH CAN ALSO RESULT IN A PARTICLE-ENERGY DETECTOR FOR BEAM DIAGNOSTICS FOR BOTH HIGH-REPETITION RATE AND SINGLE-PULSE HIGH-CURRENT ACCELERATORS. THE DEVICE WOULD BE LOW COST AND WOULD OPERATE INSTITU WHILE CAUSING LITTLE OR NO PERTURBATION TO THE BEAM. WE WILL SHOW THAT THE ANGLE AT WHICH SOFT X-RAYS ARE EMITTED FROM AN ELECTRON CROSSING A PERIODIC FOIL STACK DEPENDS UPON THE ELECTRON'S ENERGY. ACCORDINGLY, AN ACCURATE DETERMINATION OF THAT ANGLE WILL IDENTIFY THE PARTICLE'S ENERGY. A SOFT-X-RAY LINEAR-DIODE ARRAY WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE ANGLE OF EMISSION ON A PULSE-TO-PULSE BASIS. THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR AND HIS COLLEAGUES WERE THE FIRST TO OBSERVE COHERENT TRANSITION RADIATION IN THE SOFT-X-RAY REGION OF THE SPECTRUM (1 TO 3 KEV). A BEAMLINE IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS WORK.

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