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Title: Bipolar pulse generator for intense pulsed ion beam accelerator

Abstract

A new type of pulsed ion beam accelerator named ''bipolar pulse accelerator'' (BPA) has been proposed in order to improve the purity of intense pulsed ion beams. To confirm the principle of the BPA, we developed a bipolar pulse generator for the bipolar pulse experiment, which consists of a Marx generator and a pulse forming line (PFL) with a rail gap switch on its end. In this article, we report the first experimental result of the bipolar pulse and evaluate the electrical characteristics of the bipolar pulse generator. When the bipolar pulse generator was operated at 70% of the full charge condition of the PFL, the bipolar pulse with the first (-138 kV, 72 ns) and the second pulse (+130 kV, 70 ns) was successfully obtained. The evaluation of the electrical characteristics indicates that the developed generator can produce the bipolar pulse with fast rise time and sharp reversing time.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1]
  1. Department of Electrical and Electronic System Engineering, University of Toyama, 3190 Gofuku, Toyama 930-8555 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20953237
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2424455; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION; ELECTROSTATIC ACCELERATORS; EVALUATION; ION BEAMS; IONS; MARX GENERATORS; PULSE RISE TIME; PULSES; SWITCHES

Citation Formats

Ito, H., Igawa, K., Kitamura, I., and Masugata, K. Bipolar pulse generator for intense pulsed ion beam accelerator. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2424455.
Ito, H., Igawa, K., Kitamura, I., & Masugata, K. Bipolar pulse generator for intense pulsed ion beam accelerator. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2424455.
Ito, H., Igawa, K., Kitamura, I., and Masugata, K. Mon . "Bipolar pulse generator for intense pulsed ion beam accelerator". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2424455.
@article{osti_20953237,
title = {Bipolar pulse generator for intense pulsed ion beam accelerator},
author = {Ito, H. and Igawa, K. and Kitamura, I. and Masugata, K.},
abstractNote = {A new type of pulsed ion beam accelerator named ''bipolar pulse accelerator'' (BPA) has been proposed in order to improve the purity of intense pulsed ion beams. To confirm the principle of the BPA, we developed a bipolar pulse generator for the bipolar pulse experiment, which consists of a Marx generator and a pulse forming line (PFL) with a rail gap switch on its end. In this article, we report the first experimental result of the bipolar pulse and evaluate the electrical characteristics of the bipolar pulse generator. When the bipolar pulse generator was operated at 70% of the full charge condition of the PFL, the bipolar pulse with the first (-138 kV, 72 ns) and the second pulse (+130 kV, 70 ns) was successfully obtained. The evaluation of the electrical characteristics indicates that the developed generator can produce the bipolar pulse with fast rise time and sharp reversing time.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2424455},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 1,
volume = 78,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}