Accession Number:

AD0739294

Title:

The Megampere Accelerator,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A megampere accelerator is one in which the beam current is measured in millions of amperes. Such machines do not yet exist however, beams close to megamperes have been attained. It is possible to focus beams in metal tubes and even bend them, thus yielding amplifications which are quite high. Targets at which these beams have been directed show effects similar to lightining, demonstrating the high power of these beams. Such phenomena will be important in laser technology. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE