Accession Number:

ADA633751

Title:

Modulation of a High-Current Relativistic Electron Beam in a Low-Density Background Plasma

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Modulation of the beam current has been observed during ion focused regime IFR transport of a high-power relativistic electron beam propagating through a low-density background plasma. In this experiment, a 1.7-MeV, 1-kA, risetime-sharpened electron beam is transported in a KrF excimer laser produced IFR channel in TMA gas. The IFR channel is immersed in a low-density plasma filled transport tube. We present experimental measurements and computer simulations demonstrating modulation of this high-current relativistic electron beam near the low-density background plasma frequency.

Subject Categories:

  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE