Study of a national 2-GeV continuous beam electron accelerator
Current trends in research in medium energy physics with electromagnetic probes are reviewed briefly and design objectives are proposed for a continuous beam 2 GeV electron accelerator. Various types of accelerator systems are discussed and exploratory designs developed for two concepts, the linac-stretcher ring and a double-sided microtron system. Preliminary cost estimates indicate that a linac-ring system which meets all the design objectives with the exception of beam quality and uses state-of-the-art technology can be built for approximately $29 million. However, the double-sided microtron shows promise for development into a substantially less expensive facility meeting all design objectives. Its technical feasibility remains to be established. Specific areas requiring additional engineering studies are discussed, and current efforts at Argonne and elsewhere are identified.
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- Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
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- 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATOR FACILITIES; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; ELECTRON BEAMS; CYCLIC ACCELERATORS; GEV RANGE 01-10; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; SPECIFICATIONS; ACCELERATORS; BEAMS; ENERGY RANGE; GEV RANGE; LEPTON BEAMS; PARTICLE BEAMS 430303* -- Particle Accelerators-- Experimental Facilities & Equipment
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