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Title: Charged particle accelerator grating

A readily disposable and replaceable accelerator grating for a relativistic particle accelerator. The grating is formed for a plurality of liquid droplets that are directed in precisely positioned jet streams to periodically dispose rows of droplets along the borders of a predetermined particle beam path. A plurality of lasers are used to direct laser beams into the droplets, at predetermined angles, thereby to excite the droplets to support electromagnetic accelerating resonances on their surfaces. Those resonances operate to accelerate and focus particles moving along the beam path. As the droplets are distorted or destroyed by the incoming radiation, they are replaced at a predetermined frequency by other droplets supplied through the jet streams.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Shoreham, NY)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
875178
Report Number(s):
US H116
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
ASSOC UNIVERSITIES INC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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