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Within the scope of the strategic partnership with the Skolkovo research center, Siemens researchers and their Russian colleagues are developing a high-frequency generator based on new silicon carbide transistors that will make it possible to develop a compact, robust, and energy-efficient particle accelerator. The particles "surf" on high-output AC voltage with the highest possible frequency. This voltage is generated by components made of silicon carbide attached to plates along a ring of copper. Such compact accelerators could be used not only in research facilities but also for medical applications or by companies that want to use microwaves to extract oil from oil sands.
The partners of the research collaboration are the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics in Novosibirsk, the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics in Moscow, the Society for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, and the University of Frankfurt.
Reference Number: PN201305-02
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