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Title: Electrostatic wire for stabilizing a charged particle beam

Abstract

In combination with a charged particle beam generator and accelerator, apparatus and method are provided for stabilizing a beam of electrically charged particles. A guiding means, disposed within the particle beam, has an electric charge induced upon it by the charged particle beam. Because the sign of the electric charge on the guiding means and the sign of the particle beam are opposite, the particles are attracted toward and cluster around the guiding means to thereby stabilize the particle beam as it travels.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865387
Patent Number(s):
4507614
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electrostatic; wire; stabilizing; charged; particle; beam; combination; generator; accelerator; apparatus; method; provided; electrically; particles; guiding; means; disposed; electric; charge; induced; opposite; attracted; cluster; stabilize; travels; electric charge; beam generator; particle beam; charged particles; charged particle; electrically charged; /315/

Citation Formats

Prono, Daniel S., Caporaso, George J., and Briggs, Richard J. Electrostatic wire for stabilizing a charged particle beam. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Prono, Daniel S., Caporaso, George J., & Briggs, Richard J. Electrostatic wire for stabilizing a charged particle beam. United States.
Prono, Daniel S., Caporaso, George J., and Briggs, Richard J. Tue . "Electrostatic wire for stabilizing a charged particle beam". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865387.
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author = {Prono, Daniel S. and Caporaso, George J. and Briggs, Richard J.},
abstractNote = {In combination with a charged particle beam generator and accelerator, apparatus and method are provided for stabilizing a beam of electrically charged particles. A guiding means, disposed within the particle beam, has an electric charge induced upon it by the charged particle beam. Because the sign of the electric charge on the guiding means and the sign of the particle beam are opposite, the particles are attracted toward and cluster around the guiding means to thereby stabilize the particle beam as it travels.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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