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Title: Radial radio frequency (RF) electron guns

Abstract

Radial radio frequency (RF) electron guns and radial RF electron gun systems are provided that are capable of generating an electron beam that can propagate either radially inward, towards the axis of a cylinder, or radially outward from the axis. A beam source capable of generating a radially inwardly propagating electron beam, while perhaps not particularly useful as a source for a higher-energy accelerator, offers potential advantages for materials processing, as the geometry allows irradiation from all sides of an enclosed material flow with a single structure. Other potential applications include, but are not limited to, atmospheric plasma generation, radiation damage testing, and possibly, novel electron lens-type devices for hadron accelerators.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1771692
Patent Number(s):
10854417
Application Number:
16/171,458
Assignee:
Triad National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 10/26/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lewellen, John, and Harris, John. Radial radio frequency (RF) electron guns. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Lewellen, John, & Harris, John. Radial radio frequency (RF) electron guns. United States.
Lewellen, John, and Harris, John. Tue . "Radial radio frequency (RF) electron guns". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1771692.
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