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Title: Confined energy distribution for charged particle beams

Abstract

A charged particle beam is formed to a relatively larger area beam which is well-contained and has a beam area which relatively uniformly deposits energy over a beam target. Linear optics receive an accelerator beam and output a first beam with a first waist defined by a relatively small size in a first dimension normal to a second dimension. Nonlinear optics, such as an octupole magnet, are located about the first waist and output a second beam having a phase-space distribution which folds the beam edges along the second dimension toward the beam core to develop a well-contained beam and a relatively uniform particle intensity across the beam core. The beam may then be expanded along the second dimension to form the uniform ribbon beam at a selected distance from the nonlinear optics. Alternately, the beam may be passed through a second set of nonlinear optics to fold the beam edges in the first dimension. The beam may then be uniformly expanded along the first and second dimensions to form a well-contained, two-dimensional beam for illuminating a two-dimensional target with a relatively uniform energy deposition.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
867552
Patent Number(s):
4962317
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
confined; energy; distribution; charged; particle; beams; beam; formed; relatively; larger; well-contained; uniformly; deposits; target; linear; optics; receive; accelerator; output; waist; defined; size; dimension; normal; nonlinear; octupole; magnet; located; phase-space; folds; edges; core; uniform; intensity; expanded; form; ribbon; selected; distance; alternately; passed; set; fold; dimensions; two-dimensional; illuminating; deposition; accelerator beam; selected distance; beam target; uniform energy; uniform particle; particle beam; charged particle; energy distribution; particle beams; relatively uniform; energy deposition; relatively larger; optics receive; nonlinear optic; beam core; deposits energy; /250/

Citation Formats

Jason, Andrew J., and Blind, Barbara. Confined energy distribution for charged particle beams. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Jason, Andrew J., & Blind, Barbara. Confined energy distribution for charged particle beams. United States.
Jason, Andrew J., and Blind, Barbara. Mon . "Confined energy distribution for charged particle beams". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867552.
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title = {Confined energy distribution for charged particle beams},
author = {Jason, Andrew J. and Blind, Barbara},
abstractNote = {A charged particle beam is formed to a relatively larger area beam which is well-contained and has a beam area which relatively uniformly deposits energy over a beam target. Linear optics receive an accelerator beam and output a first beam with a first waist defined by a relatively small size in a first dimension normal to a second dimension. Nonlinear optics, such as an octupole magnet, are located about the first waist and output a second beam having a phase-space distribution which folds the beam edges along the second dimension toward the beam core to develop a well-contained beam and a relatively uniform particle intensity across the beam core. The beam may then be expanded along the second dimension to form the uniform ribbon beam at a selected distance from the nonlinear optics. Alternately, the beam may be passed through a second set of nonlinear optics to fold the beam edges in the first dimension. The beam may then be uniformly expanded along the first and second dimensions to form a well-contained, two-dimensional beam for illuminating a two-dimensional target with a relatively uniform energy deposition.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
}

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