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Advances in DC photocathode electron guns

Description: At Jefferson Lab, a DC photoemission gun using GaAs and GaAs-like cathodes provides a source of polarized electrons for the main accelerator. The gun is required to produce high average current with long operational lifetimes and high system throughout. Recent work has shown that careful control of the parameters affecting cathode lifetime lead to dramatic improvements in source operation. These conditions include vacuum and the related effect of ion backbombardment, and precise control of all of the electrons emitted from the cathode. In this paper, the authors will review recent results and discuss implications for future photocathode guns.
Date: July 1, 1998
Creator: Dunham, Bruce M.; Heartmann, P.; Kazimi, Reza; Liu, Hongxiu; Poelker, B. M.; Price, J. S. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department