The Center for Bright Beams overarching research goal is to increase the intensity ("brightness") of beams of charged particles by two orders of magnitude while decreasing the cost of key accelerator technologies.
Develop electron sources that increase beam brightness by a factor of 100.
Develop next-generation superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities that outperform today's cavities by a factor of ten in cryogenic efficiency and by a factor of two in accelerating field strength.
- Tomas Arias, Cornell University
- Richard Hennig, University of Florida
- George Japaridze, Clark Atlanta University
- Young-Kee Kim,
University of Chicago
- David Muller, Cornell University
- Ritchie Patterson, Cornell University
- Sam Posen, Fermilab
- James Rosenzweig, UCLA
- Jim Sethna, Cornell University
- Kyle Shen, Cornell University
- Mark Transtrum, Brigham Young University
- Larry Wang, Clark Atlanta University
Beam Transport & Storage
Develop a) beam transport systems that preserve beam brightness in electron microscopes and in linear accelerators and b) beam optics that increase equilibrium beam intensity in electron storage rings for light sources and for high energy physics.