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Title: Drift compression of an intense neutralized ion beam

Longitudinal compression of a tailored-velocity, intense neutralized ion beam has been demonstrated. The compression takes place in a 1-2 m drift section filled with plasma to provide space-charge neutralization. An induction cell produces a head-to-tail velocity ramp that longitudinally compresses the neutralized beam, enhancing the beam peak current by a factor of 50 and producing a pulse duration of about 3 ns. this measurement has been confirmed independently with two different diagnostic systems.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
889800
Report Number(s):
LBNL--58769-Journal; HIFAN 1508
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; R&D Project: Z41003; BnR: AT5015031; TRN: US200620%%58
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 95; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: Dec. 2, 2005
Research Org:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. Office of Fusion EnergySciences. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; COMPRESSION; INDUCTION; ION BEAMS; PLASMA; SPACE CHARGE; VELOCITY