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Title: Direct measurement of the image displacement instability in a linear induction accelerator

Abstract

The image displacement instability (IDI) has been measured on the 20 MeV Axis I of the dual axis radiographic hydrodynamic test facility and compared to theory. A 0.23 kA electron beam was accelerated across 64 gaps in a low solenoid focusing field, and the position of the beam centroid was measured to 34.3 meters downstream from the cathode. One beam dynamics code was used to model the IDI from first principles, while another code characterized the effects of the resistive wall instability and the beam break-up (BBU) instability. Although the BBU instability was not found to influence the IDI, it appears that the IDI influences the BBU. Because the BBU theory does not fully account for the dependence on beam position for coupling to cavity transverse magnetic modes, the effect of the IDI is missing from the BBU theory. Finally, this becomes of particular concern to users of linear induction accelerators operating in or near low magnetic guide fields tunes.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1364187
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1369193
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-29375
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9888; TRN: US1702656
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Accelerators and Beams
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9888
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; Image Displacement Instability, Beam Break-Up Instability, Linear Induction Accelerators

Citation Formats

Burris-Mog, T. J., Ekdahl, C. A., and Moir, D. C. Direct measurement of the image displacement instability in a linear induction accelerator. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.20.060403.
Burris-Mog, T. J., Ekdahl, C. A., & Moir, D. C. Direct measurement of the image displacement instability in a linear induction accelerator. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.20.060403.
Burris-Mog, T. J., Ekdahl, C. A., and Moir, D. C. Mon . "Direct measurement of the image displacement instability in a linear induction accelerator". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.20.060403.
@article{osti_1364187,
title = {Direct measurement of the image displacement instability in a linear induction accelerator},
author = {Burris-Mog, T. J. and Ekdahl, C. A. and Moir, D. C.},
abstractNote = {The image displacement instability (IDI) has been measured on the 20 MeV Axis I of the dual axis radiographic hydrodynamic test facility and compared to theory. A 0.23 kA electron beam was accelerated across 64 gaps in a low solenoid focusing field, and the position of the beam centroid was measured to 34.3 meters downstream from the cathode. One beam dynamics code was used to model the IDI from first principles, while another code characterized the effects of the resistive wall instability and the beam break-up (BBU) instability. Although the BBU instability was not found to influence the IDI, it appears that the IDI influences the BBU. Because the BBU theory does not fully account for the dependence on beam position for coupling to cavity transverse magnetic modes, the effect of the IDI is missing from the BBU theory. Finally, this becomes of particular concern to users of linear induction accelerators operating in or near low magnetic guide fields tunes.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.20.060403},
journal = {Physical Review Accelerators and Beams},
number = 6,
volume = 20,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jun 19 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon Jun 19 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

Journal Article:
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