2006 REU Projects:
The student would participate as part of a team working on superconducting cavity and electron beam systems for potential use in future electron accelerators and colliders.
- Part of the work performed by the team includes the further development and characterization of a radio-frequency, laser-driven photo-cathode system for the generation of suitable electron beams for various accelerator research programs.
- Another task of the team is to produce a 3.9 GHz deflecting mode superconducting RF cavity and to measure its properties and performance. The team is also working on the development of a normal-conducting 3.9 GHz cavity for use in a beam dynamics experiment, which will require measurements of its electrical characteristics.