High average power linear induction accelerator development
There is increasing interest in linear induction accelerators (LIAs) for applications including free electron lasers, high power microwave generators and other types of radiation sources. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed LIA technology in combination with magnetic pulse compression techniques to achieve very impressive performance levels. In this paper we will briefly discuss the LIA concept and describe our development program. Our goals are to improve the reliability and reduce the cost of LIA systems. An accelerator is presently under construction to demonstrate these improvements at an energy of 1.6 MeV in 2 kA, 65 ns beam pulses at an average beam power of approximately 30 kW. The unique features of this system are a low cost accelerator design and an SCR-switched, magnetically compressed, pulse power system. 4 refs., 7 figs.
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ON: DE88016847; TRN: 88-034054
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- Conference: Workshop on new developments in particle acceleration techniques, Orsay, France, 29 Jun 1987; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
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- Pulse Sciences, Inc., Agoura Hills, CA (USA)
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- United States
- 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; DESIGN; BEAM INJECTION; COST; ELECTRON BEAMS; FREE ELECTRON LASERS; POWER SYSTEMS; RELIABILITY; ACCELERATORS; BEAMS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; LASERS; LEPTON BEAMS; PARTICLE BEAMS 430100* -- Particle Accelerators-- Design, Development, & Operation
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