Generation of High Energy-High Current Ion Pulses by Magnetic Compression of Ion Rings.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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A scheme is proposed for the generation of intense, high energy ion pulses by magnetic compression of ion rings. After compression the ring is extracted through a half magnetic cusp that transforms an appreciable fraction of the rings rotational energy to translational energy. Using the Vlasov-Maxwell approach, it has been shown the existence of equilibrium of a hollow, rotating beam in the absence of an external magnetic field and a conducting guide tube. Therefore, the proposed scheme appears to be in particular useful for those applications that require a large separation between the accelerator and the target. Author
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Particle Accelerators
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics