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Cooled particle accelerator target

United States Patent

June 14, 2005
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A novel particle beam target comprising: a rotating target disc mounted on a retainer and thermally coupled to a first array of spaced-apart parallel plate fins that extend radially inwardly from the retainer and mesh without physical contact with a second array of spaced-apart parallel plate fins that extend radially outwardly from and are thermally coupled to a cooling mechanism capable of removing heat from said second array of spaced-apart fins and located within the first array of spaced-apart parallel fins. Radiant thermal exchange between the two arrays of parallel plate fins provides removal of heat from the rotating disc. A method of cooling the rotating target is also described.
Degtiarenko; Pavel V. (Williamsburg, VA)
Southeastern Univ. Research Assn. (Newport News, VA)
10/ 231,583
August 30, 2002
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating contract No. DE-AC05-84ER 40150 from the Department of Energy.