Numerical Models for Plasma-Solid Interactions in Electrothermal Mass Accelerators
Final rept. 22 Jun 1982-21 Jun 1985
GT-DEVICES INC ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report describes the physics contents of codes and the results applying them to simulations of electrothermal mass accelerators. The overall objective was to investigate the dynamics of these accelerators including 2D effects. This has involved the development of computer models for the interactions of multi-species plasma with solid surfaces in single and multiple module plasma mass accelerators. The models are being used to make choices between materials and discharge cavity designs most suitable for achieving long lifetime and high rep-rate performance for these accelerators.
- Particle Accelerators