Compact SRF Accelerator

Technology Summary

Accelerators developed for science now are used broadly for industrial, medical, and security applications. Over 30,000 accelerators touch over $500B/yr in products producing a major impact on our economy, health, and wellbeing. Industrial accelerators must be cost-effective, simple, versatile, efficient, and robust. Many industrial applications require high average beam power.

The Invention

Exploiting recent advances in Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) cavities and RF power sources as well as innovative solutions for the SRF gun and cathode system we have developed a design for a compact SRF high-average power electron linac. Capable of 5-50 kW average power and continuous wave operation this accelerator produces electron beam energies up to 10 MeV.

Benefit

Small and light enough to mount on mobile platforms, Fermilab Compact SRF accelerators enable new in-situ environmental remediation, in-situ crosslinking of materials, and security applications. More importantly, this accelerator will be the first of a new class of simple, turn-key SRF accelerators.

Applications and Industries

  • Industry
  • Medicine
  • Security
  • Science

 

Category: Accelerator Technologies

Tags and keywords: Field Emission, Magnetron, Electron Gun, Linac, Cryogenic, Cross-link, Niobium, Accelerator, Cathode, Medical, Industrial, Secure, Scientific

 

Invention Details

Patent Status: Multiple patents pending

Contact:
Aaron G Sauers, CLP
630-840-4432
asauers@fnal.gov
Fermilab, MS 312- PO Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510