MEMS-based compact RF accelerators

Compact RF ion accelerator

We are developing compact multi-beam ion accelerators that can be scaled to high beam power.

Partners/Collaborations

Cornell University

Prof. Amit Lal

Prof. Khurram Khan Afridi

Compact RF amplifier technology

Funding

ARPA-E

Funding is provided by ARPA-E under the OPEN 2018 program.

Publications

  • S. Sinha, Y. Hou, D. Ni, Q. Ji, A. Persaud, P. Seidl, T. Schenkel, A. Lal, K. K. Afridi, in 2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) (ieeexplore.ieee.org, 2020; http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ECCE44975.2020.9236008), pp. 5452–5457.

  • Y. Hou, S. Sinha, D. Ni, Q. Ji, A. Persaud, P. Seidl, T. Schenkel, A. Lal, K. K. Afridi, in 2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) (2020; http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ECCE44975.2020.9236076), pp. 5458–5463.

  • S. Sinha, D. Ni, Q. Ji, A. Persaud, P. Seidl, Multi-MHz Multi-kV Power Amplifier for Compact Particle Accelerators. 2020 IEEE Applied (2020), doi:10.1109/APEC39645.2020.9124169.

  • K. B. Vinayakumar, S. Ardanuc, Q. Ji, A. Persaud, P. Seidl, T. Schenkel, A. Lal, Demonstration of waferscale voltage amplifier and electrostatic quadrupole focusing array for compact linear accelerators. Journal of Applied. 125, 194901 (2019).

  • P. A. Seidl, A. Persaud, D. Di Domenico, J. Andreasson, Q. Ji, W. Liang, D. Ni, D. Oberson, L. Raymond, G. Scharfstein, A. M. M. Todd, A. Lal, T. Schenkel, in 2018 22nd International Conference on Ion Implantation Technology (IIT) (2018; http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IIT.2018.8807975), pp. 184–187.

  • P. A. Seidl, A. Persaud, W. Ghiorso, Q. Ji, W. L. Waldron, A. Lal, K. B. Vinayakumar, T. Schenkel, Source-to-accelerator quadrupole matching section for a compact linear accelerator. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 89, 053302 (2018).

  • K. B. Vinayakumar, A. Persaud, Q. Ji, P. Seidl, T. Schenkel, A. Lal, in 2018 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) (2018; http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2018.8346681), pp. 820–823.

  • A. Persaud, Q. Ji, E. Feinberg, P. A. Seidl, W. L. Waldron, T. Schenkel, A. Lal, K. B. Vinayakumar, S. Ardanuc, D. A. Hammer, A compact linear accelerator based on a scalable microelectromechanical-system RF-structure. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 88, 063304 (2017).

  • A. Persaud, P. A. Seidl, Q. Ji, E. Feinberg, W. L. Waldron, T. Schenkel, S. Ardanuc, K. B. Vinayakumar, A. Lal, Staging of RF-accelerating Units in a MEMS-based Ion Accelerator. Phys. Procedia. 90, 136–142 (2017).

Patents