Accession Number:

AD0652278

Title:

MAGNETIC COMPRESSION OF ELECTRON BEAMS.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 6, 1 Oct-31 Dec 66,

Corporate Author:

HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The objective of the program is to compress a 0.00000054 AV to the 32 power electron beam by a factor of 1000, primarily by the use of magnetic fields, and to gain an understanding of the behavior of dense thermal electron beams. Magnetic compression has been demonstrated in a demountable vacuum system. Stable nonrippling beams compressed by factors of 200, 600, and the required 1000 have been produced at a 3 kV beam voltage. In each case the magnetic field acted to compress the beam over a relatively short region the distance from the cathode to the point where the magnetic field became uniform was only twice as great as that required to introduce the same beam into a uniform field without magnetic compression. The structure of the beam was found to dissappear with distanc

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE