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Graduate Student Seminar - 04/02/2010

"Modeling High Voltage Breakdown in the UMER Energy Analyzer"

by Eric Voorhies

Friday, April 2, 2010 -- 12:00 p.m.
Large Conference Room, 1207 Energy Research Facility

Advisor:  Professor Patrick O'Shea

A device called an "energy analyzer" would be a desirable addition to the University of Maryland Electron Ring (UMER) to provide high resolution measurements of the beam energy distribution. However, existing designs cannot sustain the high voltages required to operate at UMER beam energies. This talk will explain the basic operating principles and purpose of the energy analyzer and describe some techniques for avoiding electrical arcing in high voltage equipment.

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