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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 2:30pm
Physical Sciences Building, 301
245 East Avenue
The LANL-BNL Cathode Collaboration
Abstract: The Applied Cathode Enhancement and Robustness Technologies (ACERT) capability at LANL and the in-situ x-ray analysis growth chamber at BNL are two of the premier tools available for development of photocathode technologies. We are following a model of innovation and collaboration to move cathodes from lab to application, guided by theory, modeling, and experimental validation. This presentation will focus on two recent technology advances – cathodes with “atomic armor”, single monolayers of coatings to the cathode surface and/or substrate to improve lifetime and enable operating in inferior vacuum, and highly crystalline CsTe, providing evidence that better crystallinity can improve QE while supporting an ultra-smooth surface. We hope to engender both technical discussion in these areas and open the door to future collaborations.