|TUPTS073||Analysis of Electron Beam Divergence in Diamond Field Emitter Array Cathodes||2090|
Funding: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program (Contract DE-AC52-06NA25396) and Sandia National Laboratories (Contract DE-NA-0003525).
At Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), we have recently established a capability to fabricate diamond array cathodes for electron beam sources. Our fabricated diamond field emitter arrays (DFEAs) are the arrays of micrometer-scale diamond pyramids with nanometer-scale sharp tips and produce high per-tip current (> 15 μA per-tip) in DC testing. For the beam divergence measurements, we designed and assembled a test stand consisting of a DFEA cathode, a mesh aperture of 0.375-inch for an anode, and AZO (ZnO:Al2O3) screen coated on a sapphire substrate for beam visualization. A negative voltage of about 40 kV is applied to the cathode, and the mesh and the screen are kept at ground. We measure a size of the electron beam on the AZO screen at different mesh to screen distances at a fixed cathode-mesh gap in order to calculate the beam divergence angles. We also perform the beam dynamics simulations with Computer Simulation Technology (CST) Studio and General Particle Tracer (GPT) using a single pyramidal shape with a nanowire tip model. In this presentation, the measured experimental results of the beam divergences will be compared to the beam dynamic simulations.
|DOI •||reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-TUPTS073|
|About •||paper received ※ 14 May 2019 paper accepted ※ 21 May 2019 issue date ※ 21 June 2019|
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