Beam Physics Lab
The Yale Beam Physics Lab carries out theoretical and experimental programs on novel means of high gradient particle acceleration, including a detuned-cavity collinear two-beam accelerator and a multi-harmonic cavity accelerator structures. RF breakdown suppression phenomena in multi-harmonic cavities are also studied. For experiments on these and related topics, we are currently building test facilities for studying high-current beam driven acceleration, multi-band RF driven accelerator structures, and a high-power rf source for tests relevant to the future International Linear Collider ILC. We are also applying techniques of beam physics to develop a novel energy/momentum spectrometer for electrons near the end-point of tritium beta decay for a neutrino mass measurement, and for electrons from neutrino-less double beta decay.
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