Large electrostatic accelerators
The increasing importance of energetic heavy ion beams in the study of atomic physics, nuclear physics, and materials science has partially or wholly motivated the construction of a new generation of large electrostatic accelerators designed to operate at terminal potentials of 20 MV or above. In this paper, the author briefly discusses the status of these new accelerators and also discusses several recent technological advances which may be expected to further improve their performance. The paper is divided into four parts: (1) a discussion of the motivation for the construction of large electrostatic accelerators, (2) a description and discussion of several large electrostatic accelerators which have been recently completed or are under construction, (3) a description of several recent innovations which may be expected to improve the performance of large electrostatic accelerators in the future, and (4) a description of an innovative new large electrostatic accelerator whose construction is scheduled to begin next year. Due to time and space constraints, discussion is restricted to consideration of only tandem accelerators.
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- Conference: 10. international conference on cyclotrons and their applications, East Lansing, MI, USA, 30 Apr 1984; Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
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- Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
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- United States
- 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; TANDEM ELECTROSTATIC ACCELERATORS; REVIEWS; HEAVY ION ACCELERATORS; MEV RANGE 10-100; SPECIFICATIONS; ACCELERATORS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELECTROSTATIC ACCELERATORS; ENERGY RANGE; MEV RANGE 430100* -- Particle Accelerators-- Design, Development, & Operation
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