Density Channel Tracking Studies on Pulserad
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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High current charged particle beams can be guided by reduced density channels. This tracking occurs when the distribution of plasma currents in the density channel causes a net attractive force to be exerted on the electron beam. A relativistic electron beam injected parallel to a spatially offset reduced density channel is pulled toward the channel. The force exerted on the beam is predicted to increase as the beam current increases and as the offset between the beam and the channel increases out to offsets equal to the beam radius. An experiment with a 1-MV, 10 kA beam was performed which demonstrates this effect.
- Particle Accelerators