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Title: The Pulse Line Ion Accelerator Concept

Abstract

The Pulse Line Ion Accelerator concept was motivated by the desire for an inexpensive way to accelerate intense short pulse heavy ion beams to regimes of interest for studies of High Energy Density Physics and Warm Dense Matter. A pulse power driver applied at one end of a helical pulse line creates a traveling wave pulse that accelerates and axially confines the heavy ion beam pulse. Acceleration scenarios with constant parameter helical lines are described which result in output energies of a single stage much larger than the several hundred kilovolt peak voltages on the line, with a goal of 3-5 MeV/meter acceleration gradients. The concept might be described crudely as an ''air core'' induction linac where the PFN is integrated into the beam line so the accelerating voltage pulse can move along with the ions to get voltage multiplication.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. Office of Fusion EnergySciences
OSTI Identifier:
886772
Report Number(s):
LBNL-59492; HIFAN 1424
R&D Project: Z41003; BnR: AT5015031; TRN: US0604018
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics Review of Special Topics, Accelerators and Beams,; Journal Volume: 9; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 06/21/2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ACCELERATION; ACCELERATORS; ENERGY DENSITY; HEAVY IONS; INDUCTION; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Briggs, Richard J. The Pulse Line Ion Accelerator Concept. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.9.060401.
Briggs, Richard J. The Pulse Line Ion Accelerator Concept. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.9.060401.
Briggs, Richard J. Wed . "The Pulse Line Ion Accelerator Concept". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.9.060401. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/886772.
@article{osti_886772,
title = {The Pulse Line Ion Accelerator Concept},
author = {Briggs, Richard J.},
abstractNote = {The Pulse Line Ion Accelerator concept was motivated by the desire for an inexpensive way to accelerate intense short pulse heavy ion beams to regimes of interest for studies of High Energy Density Physics and Warm Dense Matter. A pulse power driver applied at one end of a helical pulse line creates a traveling wave pulse that accelerates and axially confines the heavy ion beam pulse. Acceleration scenarios with constant parameter helical lines are described which result in output energies of a single stage much larger than the several hundred kilovolt peak voltages on the line, with a goal of 3-5 MeV/meter acceleration gradients. The concept might be described crudely as an ''air core'' induction linac where the PFN is integrated into the beam line so the accelerating voltage pulse can move along with the ions to get voltage multiplication.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.9.060401},
journal = {Physics Review of Special Topics, Accelerators and Beams,},
number = ,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}