Accession Number : AD0475149


Title :   ON A NEW TYPE OF ACCELERATOR FOR HEAVY IONS.


Descriptive Note : Research rept.,


Corporate Author : AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MA


Personal Author(s) : Janes, G S ; Levy, R H ; Bethe, H A ; Feld, B T


Report Date : Dec 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : A new device (called HIPAC - Heavy Ion Plasma Accelerator) which may be capable of accelerating ions of any atomic number to energies sufficient to overcome the nuclear Coulomb barrier is described. A closed potential well is created by filling a toroidal vacuum chamber with electrons; the electrons are contained by a magnetic field whose intensity is so low that its effect on the ions can be neglected. Ions are both accelerated and trapped in the well; the trapping effect allows sufficient time for the ions to become highly stripped by electron impact. The very large ion energies that can be achieved in this way would allow a wide variety of nuclear reactions to be studied, including inverse fission. The present primitive state of development of the HIPAC is described, and the future prospects assessed. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PLASMA ACCELERATORS , *ION ACCELERATORS , RINGS , VACUUM APPARATUS , ELECTRONS , MAGNETIC FIELDS , CROSSED FIELD DEVICES , ELECTRON BEAMS


Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE