Author: Aimidula, A.
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TUPEA065 Design of a Photonic Crystal Accelerator for Basic Radiation Biology 1283
  • A. Aimidula, C.P. Welsch
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • A. Aimidula, C.P. Welsch
    The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • K. Koyama, Y. Matsumura
    University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • T. Natsui, M.Y. Yoshida
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • M. Uesaka
    The University of Tokyo, Nuclear Professional School, Ibaraki-ken, Japan
  • G.X. Xia
    UMAN, Manchester, United Kingdom
  Funding: This work is supported by the EU under Grant Agreement 289485, the STFC Cockcroft Institute Core Grant No. ST/G008248/1 and KAKENHI, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) 24510120.
The application of photonic crystals to realize an on-chip electron beam source for fundamental radiation biology is highly interesting for a number of applications. The unique combination of nanometer beam size and attosecond-short pulses has a very promising potential for use in microscopic and ultra-fast analyses of damage and repair of radiation-irradiated DNA and chromosomes. Simulations studies indicate an output electron beam energy, beam intensity and device size of the order of MeVs, fCs and a few cm, respectively. In this contribution, first results from numerical studies into the design of such compact accelerator structure are presented. The dimensions of a novel dual grating-based acceleration structure are shown together with the estimated laser parameters. Finally, a system consisting of an electron injector and multi-stage accelerating structures is proposed, which corresponds to a miniaturized optical linear accelerator.