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Title: Theory of factors limiting high gradient operation of warm accelerating structures

This report consists of two parts. In the first part we describe a study of the heating of microprotrusions on surfaces of accelerating structures. This ;process is believed to lead to breakdown in these structures. Our study revealed that for current accelerator parameters melting should not occur due to space charge limitations of the current emitted by a protrusion. The second part describes a novel concept to develop THz range sources based on harmonic cyclotron masers for driving future colliders. This work was stimulated by a recent request of SLAC to develop high power, high-efficiency sources of sub-THz radiation for future high-gradient accelerators.
  1. Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)
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Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
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United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; high gradient accelerators; RF breakdown