Accession Number:

AD0683657

Title:

REPORT ON LINAC OPERATION.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. no. 7, 1 Jul-31 Dec 68,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The operation and use of the NRL 60 MeV Electron Linear Accelerator is described for the period 1 July - 31 December 1968. Progress on the Linac Branch research program is discussed, including results of electron scattering on s-d shell nuclei, progress on two 16O photonuclear experiments, and studies of thermal neutron capture on Yb isotopes. The time-of-flight facility, used for resonance neutron capture experiments, is operational and preliminary results on capture by 170Yb have been obtained. A newly-installed gas target chamber for the electron scattering facility has enabled new data on 20Ne to be taken. Total beam time including set-up time increased from 1058 hours 1 January - 30 June 1968 to 1672 hours, of which 303 hours was devoted to outside users. Time lost due to breakdowns decreased to 11.8 of the total time, which was 2370 hours. Klystron life continues to be excellent - only two have failed since the linac was built. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE