High-Temperature Highly-Efficient Ceramic Heat Exchanger

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-01ER83135
Agency Tracking Number: 65691S01-I
Amount: $99,904.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
27 Industrial Building, Unit E, Medford, NY, 11763
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hans Bluem
 Senior Physicist
 (609) 430-2124
Business Contact
 Alan Todd
Title: Vice President
Phone: (609) 430-2125
Email: alan_todd@aesys.mail.net
Research Institution
65691 Extremely bright, affordable, photocathode electron sources are required for future DOE facilities such as the Next Linear Collider and Next Generation Light Sources. An electron gun with greater than 1 nC per bunch and less than 1 p mm-mrad normalized transverse rms emittance would meet this need, but the sub 1 p mm-mrad target remains elusive. Because axisymmetry has been shown to be important for minimizing emittance growth, this project will develop an axisymmetric electron gun that optimizes the standard emittance-compensation technique to break the 1 p emittance barrier. Phase I will complete the radio frequency design of the emittance-compensated gun, conduct beam dynamics modeling to refine emittance compensation, and determine the expected performance of a complete injector system. A prototype gun will be fabricated and tested in Phase II. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee:The electron gun should serve as the injector for advanced, high-brightness X-ray sources for both medical and protein crystallography applications. In the medical market the ability of a monochromatic, tunable, x-ray source to deliver much clearer diagnostic images with a much smaller dose fraction would be extremely attractive for such applications as breast cancer screening. In the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, a compact high-performance protein crystallography unit would find application in the production of ¿designer drugs¿ and in the ongoing task of mapping and DNA sequencing the human genome.

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