Accession Number:

AD0752762

Title:

SNARK Electron Beam Development for Materials and Structures Irradiation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 1970-Jan 1972

Corporate Author:

PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL CO SAN LEANDRO CA

Report Date:

1972-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

The report describes development of electron beam irradiation capabilities on the Defense Nuclear Agency DNA SNARK facility for use in materials and structures testing. Both large about 100 squarecm and small about 10 squarecm irradiation areas are discussed. Electron beam generation and control for this work was accomplished by use of external pulsed magnetic guide fields. Details of the beam transport work are given along with descriptions of several pilot material and structural response experiments. The longitudinal guide field approach is shown to be an efficient or 75 percent technique for energy extraction in a useable fashion from high-current pulsed electron accelerators. Potential applications of this approach to other generators are also discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE