Microwave Properties of Superconductors

  • J. P. Turneaure
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 13)


The principal reason for employing a superconducting linear electron accelerator is to increase the duty cycle from 10-3 to 10-4 of typical high-energy gradient, roomtemperature accelerators to unity without reduction of the energy gradient. The duty cycle is the fraction of the time that the electron beam is accelerated and is an important factor in the design of many nuclear experiments. The increased duty cycle is possible because the power loss in a superconducting accelerator structure is extremely small. Secondary reasons for employing such an accelerator, which follow from the unity duty cycle, are increased energy resolution and increased accelerated electron current.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    D. C. Mattis and J. Bardeen, Phys. Rev., 111:412 (1958).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    A. A. Abrikosov, L. P. Gor’kov, and I. M. Khalätnikov, Sov. Phys., JETP, 8:182 (1959).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    J. P. Turneaure, Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. (1967).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    H. A. Schwettman, P. B. Wilson, J. M. Pierce, and W. M. Fairbank, in: International Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Plenum Press, New York (1965), p. 88.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    J. M. Pierce, Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. (1967).Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    H. A. Schwettman, J. P. Turneaure, W. M. Fairbank, T. I. Smith, M. S. McAshan, P. B. Wilson, and E. E. Chambers, Nucl. Sci., 14:336 (1967).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    T. I. Smith, HEPL Report No. 437, W. W. Hansen Laboratories, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. (1966).Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    D. Alpert, D. A. Lee, E. M. Lyman, and H. E. Tomaschke, J. Vac. Sci. Tech. 1:35 (1964).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    M. S. McAshan and P. Smith, private communication.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Turneaure
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Personalised recommendations