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Title: Bipolar pulse forming line

Abstract

A bipolar pulse forming transmission line module for linear induction accelerators having first, second, third, fourth, and fifth planar conductors which form an interleaved stack with dielectric layers between the conductors. Each conductor has a first end, and a second end adjacent an acceleration axis. The first and second planar conductors are connected to each other at the second ends, the fourth and fifth planar conductors are connected to each other at the second ends, and the first and fifth planar conductors are connected to each other at the first ends via a shorting plate adjacent the first ends. The third planar conductor is electrically connectable to a high voltage source, and an internal switch functions to short a high voltage from the first end of the third planar conductor to the first end of the fourth planar conductor to produce a bipolar pulse at the acceleration axis with a zero net time integral. Improved access to the switch is enabled by an aperture through the shorting plate and the proximity of the aperture to the switch.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Pleasanton, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
957008
Patent Number(s):
7,440,568
Application Number:
11/450,429
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) OAK
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Rhodes, Mark A. Bipolar pulse forming line. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Rhodes, Mark A. Bipolar pulse forming line. United States.
Rhodes, Mark A. Tue . "Bipolar pulse forming line". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/957008.
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year = {Tue Oct 21 00:00:00 EDT 2008},
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