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Piezoelectric particle accelerator

United States Patent

9,750,124
August 29, 2017
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A particle accelerator is provided that includes a piezoelectric accelerator element, where the piezoelectric accelerator element includes a hollow cylindrical shape, and an input transducer, where the input transducer is disposed to provide an input signal to the piezoelectric accelerator element, where the input signal induces a mechanical excitation of the piezoelectric accelerator element, where the mechanical excitation is capable of generating a piezoelectric electric field proximal to an axis of the cylindrical shape, where the piezoelectric accelerator is configured to accelerate a charged particle longitudinally along the axis of the cylindrical shape according to the piezoelectric electric field.
Kemp; Mark A. (Belmont, CA), Jongewaard; Erik N. (Sunnyvale, CA), Haase; Andrew A. (Belmont, CA), Franzi; Matthew (Burlingame, CA)
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Palo Alto, CA)
15/ 082,347
20160338186
March 28, 2016
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SPONSORED SUPPORT This invention was made with Government support under contract HR0011515265 awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and under contract DE-AC02-76SF00515 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.