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Title: Short rise time intense electron beam generator

Abstract

A generator for producing an intense relativistic electron beam having a subnanosecond current rise time includes a conventional generator of intense relativistic electrons feeding into a short electrically conductive drift tube including a cavity containing a working gas at a low enough pressure to prevent the input beam from significantly ionizing the working gas. Ionizing means such as a laser simultaneously ionize the entire volume of working gas in the cavity to generate an output beam having a rise time less than one nanosecond.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T
OSTI Identifier:
866210
Patent Number(s):
US 4656430
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
rise; time; intense; electron; beam; generator; producing; relativistic; subnanosecond; current; conventional; electrons; feeding; electrically; conductive; drift; tube; including; cavity; containing; gas; pressure; prevent; input; significantly; ionizing; means; laser; simultaneously; ionize; entire; volume; generate; output; nanosecond; relativistic electrons; intense relativistic; cavity containing; beam generator; input beam; tube including; relativistic electron; output beam; electrically conductive; electron beam; drift tube; rise time; entire volume; /315/327/

Citation Formats

Olson, Craig L. Short rise time intense electron beam generator. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Olson, Craig L. Short rise time intense electron beam generator. United States.
Olson, Craig L. 1987. "Short rise time intense electron beam generator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866210.
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abstractNote = {A generator for producing an intense relativistic electron beam having a subnanosecond current rise time includes a conventional generator of intense relativistic electrons feeding into a short electrically conductive drift tube including a cavity containing a working gas at a low enough pressure to prevent the input beam from significantly ionizing the working gas. Ionizing means such as a laser simultaneously ionize the entire volume of working gas in the cavity to generate an output beam having a rise time less than one nanosecond.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/866210}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
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