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Design and initial testing of a synchrotron radiation absorber for the CESR B-factory
Author(s): Karl W. Smolenski; Robert D. Watson; Jimmie M. McDonald
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Paper Abstract

Operating at 8 GeV with 1 amp of beam current, the CESR B-factory produces highly intense synchrotron radiation (SR). In response to other vacuum chamber design concerns, a discrete bar absorber has been designed to receive the x rays in the transition region. The absorber is an actively cooled copper extrusion. Finite element analysis has been used to predict the thermal and structural response of the absorber. Elastic/plastic stress analyses predicted localized plastic deformation and since operation is cyclic, fatigue failure has been considered. Preliminary testing using a rastered electron beam for both steady state and fatigue testing has begun.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1739, High Heat Flux Engineering, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140521
Show Author Affiliations
Karl W. Smolenski, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Robert D. Watson, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Jimmie M. McDonald, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1739:
High Heat Flux Engineering
Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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