Klystron Department


The SLAC Klystron Department Manufacturing facility consists of 38,000 square feet of shop and laboratory space, set up for fabrication, assembly, and  processing of high power klystrons and related vacuum electronic components.  A steady production of 65 megawatt ď5045Ē s-band klystrons as well as large 1.2 megawatt CW klystrons is required to maintain the SLAC 2-mile accelerator and associated storage rings. In addition, much of the groupís activity is directed at the production of  experimental klystrons, accelerator structures and microwave components in support of ongoing SLAC R & D projects such as  the Next Linear Collider.  The Manufacturing Groupís staff of forty engineers, machinists and technicians, work together and within closely knit sub-groups focusing on different aspects of the manufacturing process.  Click on any of the following sub-groups for more details:  Mechanical Engineering and Design, Tube Assembly Shop, Quality Assurance and Metrology, Microwave Window and Coatings Group, Vacuum Processing, and Production Control and Materials.

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Hydrogen Furnaces

Klystron Vacuum Processing area

Quality Assurance Materials Yard

UHV Coating System

Mechanical Design

Machine Shop

Last Page Update:
Tuesday August 16, 2005