Conceptual design for an accelerator system for a very high-intensity pulsed neutron source using a linear induction accelerator
In a synchrotron system, the protons are already bunched, and thus the pulse rate of the neutron beam is that of the repetition rate of the synchrotron. For an accumulator system, the pulse rate is determined by the extraction repetition rate of the accumulator. The author has conceptually designed a new system that uses a linear induction accelerator which can be operated for an average beam current up to a few mA with a repetition rate up to 100 Hz. The details of the design are given. 1 ref.