AET Associates, Inc. provides a variety of electron accelerators, RF electron guns and beam monitors to Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in the U.S., and to various research institutes and companies in the world.
The compact accelerator developed by AET has a maximum beam energy of 50MeV and an acceleration length of 70cm or less, and is able to accelerate in high electric fields. It has not only contributed to research of a free electron laser, synchrotron radiation, and Compton scattering but also in the medical field such as in radiation therapy and sterilization for medical devices, and for nondestructive inspection. It has been utilized in various fields ranging from medical treatment to nuclear fusion.
Microwave/RF Electron Gun
AET has researched and developed a microwave/RF electron gun with a thermionic cathode, a triode structure and a micro miniature microwave/RF electron gun using a coaxial resonator. The triode microwave/RF electron gun is an epoch-making product which is able to eliminate the back bombardment phenomenon, reduces emittance of the electron beam and enables control of pulse width simultaneously. Moreover, the new type micro miniature microwave/RF electron gun with diameter of 5mm can be applied as the electron or X-ray source for industrial and medical treatments.