5:30-7:30 PM, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 3 Forbes Road, Lexington, MA
Reliability of a High-Power Electron-Beam Accelerator: A Federal Case
Daniel J. Weidman, Ph.D. - MIT Lincoln Laboratory
High-power electron-beam (e-beam) accelerator facilities process many types of products for many applications, such as sterilizing medical supplies, changing the color of semi-precious gemstones, and recycling Teflon insulation from wires. Maintenance of an e-beam accelerator requires a full time effort. First, I will provide a basic introduction to e-beam accelerator physics, engineering, and applications. Then I will describe my experience as an expert witness in a case in which the reliability and maintenance of an e-beam accelerator was the subject of a lawsuit in Federal court.