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(U) The Chip-Scale High Energy Atomic Beams program will develop chip-scale high-energy atomic beam technology by developing highefficiency
radio frequency (RF) accelerators, either linear or circular, that can achieve energies of protons and other ions up to a few mega electron
volts (MeV). Chip-scale integration offers precise, micro actuators and high electric field generation at modest power levels that will enable
several order of magnitude decreases in the volume needed to accelerate the ions. Furthermore, thermal isolation techniques will enable high
efficiency beam to power converters, perhaps making chipscale self-sustained fusion possible.
(U) Program Plans:
FY 2009 Plans:
− Develop 0.5 MeV proton beams and collide onto microscale B-11 target with a fusion Q (energy ratio) > 20, possibly leading to selfsustained
− Develop neutron-less fusion allowing safe deployment for handheld power sources.
− Develop microscale isotope production by proton beam interaction with specific targets.
− Explore purification of isotope systems.
− Develop hand-held pico-second laser systems to introduce wakefield accelerators for x-ray and fusion sources.
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