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Method and apparatus for fabrication of high gradient insulators with parallel surface conductors spaced less than one millimeter apart

United States Patent

5,955,221
September 21, 1999
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Optical patterns and lithographic techniques are used as part of a process to embed parallel and evenly spaced conductors in the non-planar surfaces of an insulator to produce high gradient insulators. The approach extends the size that high gradient insulating structures can be fabricated as well as improves the performance of those insulators by reducing the scale of the alternating parallel lines of insulator and conductor along the surface. This fabrication approach also substantially decreases the cost required to produce high gradient insulators.
Sanders; David M. (Livermore, CA), Decker; Derek E. (Livermore, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
08/ 976,244
November 21, 1997
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.