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Title Design of a Photonic Crystal Accelerator for Basic Radiation Biology
Abstract The application of photonic crystals to realize an onchip electron beam source for fundamental radiation biology is highly interesting for a number of applications. The unique combination of nanometre beam size and attosecond-short pulses has a very promising potential for use in microscopic and ultra-fast analyses of the damage and repair of radiation-irradiated DNA and chromosomes. Simulation studies indicate an output electron beam energy, beam intensity and device size of the order of MeVs, fCs and a few cm, respectively. In this contribution, first results from numerical studies into the design of such compact accelerator structures are presented. The dimensions of a novel dual-grating-based acceleration structure are shown together with the estimated laser parameters. Finally, a system consisting of an electron injector and multi-stage accelerating structures is proposed, which corresponds to a miniaturized optical linear accelerator.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC'13), Shanghai, China, 12-17 May 2013, (2013). Cockcroft-13-21.pdf 2013