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Title: Compact accelerator

A compact linear accelerator having at least one strip-shaped Blumlein module which guides a propagating wavefront between first and second ends and controls the output pulse at the second end. Each Blumlein module has first, second, and third planar conductor strips, with a first dielectric strip between the first and second conductor strips, and a second dielectric strip between the second and third conductor strips. Additionally, the compact linear accelerator includes a high voltage power supply connected to charge the second conductor strip to a high potential, and a switch for switching the high potential in the second conductor strip to at least one of the first and third conductor strips so as to initiate a propagating reverse polarity wavefront(s) in the corresponding dielectric strip(s).
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
  2. (Manteca, CA)
  3. (Los Alamos, NM)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
US patent application 11/036,431
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA
Sponsoring Org:
United States Department of Energy
Country of Publication:
United States