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Title: Virtual gap dielectric wall accelerator

Abstract

A virtual, moving accelerating gap is formed along an insulating tube in a dielectric wall accelerator (DWA) by locally controlling the conductivity of the tube. Localized voltage concentration is thus achieved by sequential activation of a variable resistive tube or stalk down the axis of an inductive voltage adder, producing a "virtual" traveling wave along the tube. The tube conductivity can be controlled at a desired location, which can be moved at a desired rate, by light illumination, or by photoconductive switches, or by other means. As a result, an impressed voltage along the tube appears predominantly over a local region, the virtual gap. By making the length of the tube large in comparison to the virtual gap length, the effective gain of the accelerator can be made very large.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1107802
Patent Number(s):
8,575,868
Application Number:
12/761,607
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
8,575,868
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Caporaso, George James, Chen, Yu-Jiuan, Nelson, Scott, Sullivan, Jim, and Hawkins, Steven A. Virtual gap dielectric wall accelerator. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Caporaso, George James, Chen, Yu-Jiuan, Nelson, Scott, Sullivan, Jim, & Hawkins, Steven A. Virtual gap dielectric wall accelerator. United States.
Caporaso, George James, Chen, Yu-Jiuan, Nelson, Scott, Sullivan, Jim, and Hawkins, Steven A. Tue . "Virtual gap dielectric wall accelerator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1107802.
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abstractNote = {A virtual, moving accelerating gap is formed along an insulating tube in a dielectric wall accelerator (DWA) by locally controlling the conductivity of the tube. Localized voltage concentration is thus achieved by sequential activation of a variable resistive tube or stalk down the axis of an inductive voltage adder, producing a "virtual" traveling wave along the tube. The tube conductivity can be controlled at a desired location, which can be moved at a desired rate, by light illumination, or by photoconductive switches, or by other means. As a result, an impressed voltage along the tube appears predominantly over a local region, the virtual gap. By making the length of the tube large in comparison to the virtual gap length, the effective gain of the accelerator can be made very large.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013},
month = {Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013}
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