Readiness for the Cornell ERL

G. H. Hoffstaetter, A. Bartnik, I. V. Bazarov, D. H. Bilderback, M. G. Billing, J. D. Brock, J. A. Crittenden, L. Cultrera, D. Dale, J. A. Dobbins, B. M. Dunham, R. D. Ehrlich, M. P. Ehrlichman, R. Eichhorn, K. D. Finkelstein, E. Fontes, M. J. Forster, S. Full, F. Furuta, D. GonnellaS. W. Gray, S. M. Gruner, C. Gulliford, D. L. Hartill, Y. He, R. G. Helmke, V. Ho, R. P. Kaplan, S. S. Karkare, V. O. Kostroun, H. A. Lee, Y. Li, X. Liu, M. U. Liepe, L. Cultrera, C. E. Mayes, J. M. Maxson, A. A. Mikhailichenko, H. S. Padamsee, R. Patterson, S. B. Peck, S. E. Posen, P. G. Quigley, P. Revesz, D. H. Rice, D. C. Sagan, J. O. Sears, V. D. Shemelin, D. M. Smilgies, E. N. Smith, K. W. Smolenski, A. B. Temnykh, M. Tigner, N. R.A. Valles, V. G. Veshcherevich, A. R. Woll, Y. Xie, Z. Zhao

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Energy-Recovery Linacs (ERLs) are proposed as drivers for hard x-ray sources because of their ability to produce electron bunches with small, flexible cross sections and short lengths at high repetition rates. Cornell University has pioneered the design and hardware for ERL lightsources. This preparatory research for ERL-lightsource construction will be discussed. Important milestones have been achieved in Cornell's prototype ERL injector, including the production of a prototype SRF cavity that exceeds design specifications, the regular production of long-lived and low emittance cathodes, the acceleration of ultra-low emittance bunches, and the world-record of 65 mA current from a photoemission DC gun. We believe that demonstration of the practical feasibility of these technologies have progressed sufficiently to allow the construction of an ERL-based lightsource like that described in Ref [1].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIPAC 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 24 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2013 - Shanghai, China
Duration: May 12 2013May 17 2013

Publication series

NameIPAC 2013: Proceedings of the 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference


Conference4th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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