The Illinois Accelerator Research Center (IARC) works to fulfill the DOE’s Stewardship mission by improving the transfer of accelerator technology to industry in order to improve the taxpayer’s return on investment in basic science research. An area of prime opportunity is super-conducting RF accelerators, where recent breakthroughs enable the development of compact, high-power electron-beam sources for use in new industrial applications. Applications under development at IARC include water/biosolid treatment, cargo scanning, modification of materials (pavements), medical sterilization, environmental remediation, advanced manufacturing, food treatment and industrial chemistry. We are investigating some of these new opportunities through our Accelerator Applications Development and Demonstration (A2D2) electron-beam source. In order to exploit fully these opportunities, we need a better understanding of how electron beams can be used to drive chemistry. Given our proximity to each other, IARC and Fermilab invite Argonne to assist in this investigation.
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