Linear Accelerators and HEP
e2v has worked with the global High Energy Physics (HEP) scientific and medical markets for over 50 years. We offer products and services which cover a diverse field of specialised fast switching applications for medical, scientific and industrial linear accelerators (linacs) and very high voltage crowbars.
Our thyratrons and solid state switched compact modulators are used across a range of demanding applications, including:
As the driver for klystrons and magnetrons in linear accelerators which provide electron and x-ray treatments.
As the driver for high power klystrons and used to accelerate particle beams.
Thyratrons are used as protection devices for high power RF tubes such as Inductive Output Tubes when used in HEP or TV broadcast environments. The important characteristics of the thyratron in this application are its ability to switch on quickly and to carry the very long power supply follow-on fault currents. Tube type CX2708 has been specifically designed for the unique requirements of the crowbar protection circuitry of a UHF television transmitter powered by an IOT. The copper arc thyratron has been developed for low voltage (<40kV) crowbar applications and is a mercury-free ignitron replacement.
Crowbars for HEP are similar to those used in TV Broadcasting, but operating voltages can reach 160 kV. They are used to protect the klystrons and IOTs which accelerate further the particle beams in storage rings.
Thyratrons are used in fast-switched magnets which eject particles from their circular orbits in the various high energy physics machines around the world.
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