Variable-energy drift-tube linear accelerator
A linear accelerator system includes a plurality of post-coupled drift-tubes wherein each post coupler is bistably positionable to either of two positions which result in different field distributions. With binary control over a plurality of post couplers, a significant accumlative effect in the resulting field distribution is achieved yielding a variable-energy drift-tube linear accelerator.
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- 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; DRIFT TUBES; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DESIGN; ENERGY SPECTRA; VARIATIONS; ACCELERATORS; SPECTRA 430100* -- Particle Accelerators-- Design, Development, & Operation; 430200 -- Particle Accelerators-- Beam Dynamics, Field Calculations, & Ion Optics