Energy Recovery Linac Project at CORNELL
Ivan Bazarov, Cornell University
Energy Recovery Linacs (ERL) pose great potential to deliver 'linac quality'
beams but with a high average current comparable to that of storage rings.
Cornell University is carefully looking into a possibility of building an
ERL based X-ray source that will provide a smaller emittance & shorter
pulses than those available from the rings, with a potential of being a
better CW X-ray source. There are many technological challenges that must
be adequately addressed before such a facility can be realized, in
particular, those pertaining to high-average current, high-brightness
injectors and superconducting RF technology. I will identify these
challenges and summarize R&D activities at Cornell to address them.