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Title: High-gradient two-beam electron accelerator

The main goal for this project was to design, build, and evaluate a detuned-cavity, collinear, two-beam accelerator structure. Testing was to be at the Yale University Beam Physics Laboratory, under terms of a sub-grant from Omega-P to Yale. Facilities available at Yale for this project include a 6-MeV S-band RF gun and associated beam line for forming and transporting a ~1 A drive beam , a 300 kV beam source for use as a test beam, and a full panoply of laboratory infrastructure and test equipment. During the first year of this project, availability and functionality of the 6-MeV drive beam and 300 kV test beam were confirmed, and the beam line was restored to a layout to be used with the two-beam accelerator project. Major efforts during the first year were also focused on computational design and simulation of the accelerator structure itself, on beam dynamics, and on beam transport. Effort during the second year was focussed on building and preparing to test the structure, including extensive cold testing. Detailed results from work under this project have been published in twelve archival journal articles, listed in Section IV of the technical report.
  1. Omega-P, Inc., New Haven, CT (United States)
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Omega-P, Inc., New Haven, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
Yale University, New Haven, CT (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS two-beam accelerator; proton accelerator