Accession Number:

ADA158234

Title:

Research on Intense Electron Beams and Applications.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 83-30 Apr 84.

Corporate Author:

BERKELEY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

During this period, an extensive investigation of electron beam stability was carried out in the context of an easily formulated 2-D cold electron layer model. This work was carried on in close association with NRL personnel in conjunction with the special focus program, Advanced Accelerators. The modified betatron has been the subject of an intense investigation by NRL staff as a potential high current electron accelerator. Significant progress has been made in the understanding of the operation of this device and a large experimental effort designed to test this understanding is now well underway. Much of the work to date has been directed toward a formulation of the in situ beam dynamics, involving equilibrium and stability considerations, while other research has been directed toward solving the difficult injection problem. Once an equilibrium is established, which in general requires constraints on beam density and on the betatron field index, stability questions of two general types arise.

Subject Categories:

  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE