Accession Number:

ADA135533

Title:

Numerical Simulations of the NRL Collective Particle Accelerator.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 83,

Corporate Author:

MISSION RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

Two-dimensional, electromagnetic, particle-in-cell numerical simulations of the NRL Collective Particle Accelerator CPA have been completed using the MAGIC code. Employing parameters which closely approximated the actual experiment, these simulations reveaed the spontaneous formation of a virtual cathode which severely limited the net current flowing in the central beam of the device. These results explain experimental observations and indicate possible modifications which might make the CPA operational. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE