Author: Balajka, J.
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MOPLH24 Towards the Optimization Of Photocathode Properties Via Surface Science Techniques: A Study On Cs3Sb Thin Film Growth 224
  • A. Galdi, J. Balajka, W.J.I. DeBenedetti, M. Hines
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • I.V. Bazarov, L. Cultrera, F. Ikponmwen, J.M. Maxson, S.A. McBride
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
  Funding: National Science Foundation Grant No. PHY-1549132
A better understanding of the properties of photocathode materials can be achieved by integrating advanced growth and surface science techniques in their synthesis and analysis. This is a main research theme of the Center for Bright Beams, whose goal is increasing the brightness of linear electron accelerators. Alkali antimonides are efficient photocathode materials and have very low intrinsic emittance at cryogenic temperatures.* A limiting factors is the surface roughness and chemical inhomogeneity of the films.** We studied the influence of growth parameters on the morphology and composition of Cs3Sb thin films. The films are codeposited using pure element sources and transferred via UHV suitcase to a STM/XPS analysis chamber, to study in particular the influence of substrate temperature and material. This platform can be expanded to more analysis and growth systems thanks to a specially designed sample holder and suitcase. An example is a new cryogenic instrument for intrinsic emittance measurements.
* L. Cultrera et al., Phys. Rev. ST ’ Acc. Beams 18 (2015) 113401
** G. Gevorkian et al., Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams, 21 (2018) 093401
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About • paper received ※ 28 August 2019       paper accepted ※ 30 August 2019       issue date ※ 08 October 2019  
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