Improved Superconducting Accelerator System for Next Generation Light Sources

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$747,867.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER85003
Award Id:
89682
Agency Tracking Number:
n/a
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
27 Industrial Blvd, Unit E, Medford, NY, 11763
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
042903026
Principal Investigator:
JohnRathke
Mr.
(631) 345-6264
john_rathke@mail.aesys.net
Business Contact:
TimothyMyers
Mr.
(631) 345-6264
tim_myers@mail.aesys.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Modern synchrotron light sources have come to rely upon superconducting radio frequency (SRF) acceleration to achieve high luminosity. To date, the workhorse in this area has been the SRF system developed by Cornell in the mid-1990¿s for the CESR-B machine. However, as the quest for higher performance continues, this system is being stretched beyond its design limits. Required increases in input power, increases in detrimental higher order mode (HOM) power, and new requirements for pressure-vessel-code compliance demand an advanced design for these systems. This project will adapt new developments in HOM absorbers to the development of an advanced SRF cryomodule system that provides higher luminosity. Phase I developed conceptual designs for the cavity and cryomodule by implementing more-structurally-robust helium vessels and providing for a high power coaxial power coupler. In addition, a concept for a next-generation HOM absorber, with broader frequency response and higher power capability, was developed. Phase II will involve the fabrication of the cavity and cryomodule. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: An advanced SRF system should enable the operation of higher performance synchrotron light sources with fewer SRF cavities, benefiting both in beam lifetime and luminosity, and reducing capital costs

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