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Title: Recent advances in kicker pulser technology for linear induction accelerators

Abstract

Recent progress in the development and understanding of linear induction accelerator have produced machines with 10s of MeV of beam energy and multi-kiloampere currents. Near-term machines, such as DARHT-2, are envisioned with microsecond pulselengths. Fast beam kickers, based on cylindrical electromagnetic stripline structures, will permit effective use of these extremely high-energy beams in an increasing number of applications. In one application, radiography, kickers were an essential element in resolving temporal evolution of hydrodynamic events by cleaving out individual pulses from long, microsecond beams. Advanced schemes are envisioned where these individual pulses are redirected through varying length beam lines and suitably recombined for stereographic imaging or tomographic reconstruction. Recent advances in fast kickers and their pulsed power technology are described. Kicker pulsers based on both planar triode and all solid-state componentry are discussed and future development plans are presented.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
14678
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-132789; 39DP01000
39DP01000; TRN: US0106212
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1999 12th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, Monterey, CA (US), 06/27/1999--06/30/1999; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; HYDRODYNAMICS; KICKER MAGNETS; DESIGN; PULSE TECHNIQUES; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

Citation Formats

Chen, Y J, Cook, E, Davis, B, Dehope, W J, and Yen, B. Recent advances in kicker pulser technology for linear induction accelerators. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Chen, Y J, Cook, E, Davis, B, Dehope, W J, & Yen, B. Recent advances in kicker pulser technology for linear induction accelerators. United States.
Chen, Y J, Cook, E, Davis, B, Dehope, W J, and Yen, B. Tue . "Recent advances in kicker pulser technology for linear induction accelerators". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/14678.
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abstractNote = {Recent progress in the development and understanding of linear induction accelerator have produced machines with 10s of MeV of beam energy and multi-kiloampere currents. Near-term machines, such as DARHT-2, are envisioned with microsecond pulselengths. Fast beam kickers, based on cylindrical electromagnetic stripline structures, will permit effective use of these extremely high-energy beams in an increasing number of applications. In one application, radiography, kickers were an essential element in resolving temporal evolution of hydrodynamic events by cleaving out individual pulses from long, microsecond beams. Advanced schemes are envisioned where these individual pulses are redirected through varying length beam lines and suitably recombined for stereographic imaging or tomographic reconstruction. Recent advances in fast kickers and their pulsed power technology are described. Kicker pulsers based on both planar triode and all solid-state componentry are discussed and future development plans are presented.},
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year = {Tue Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1999},
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