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Status of the proof-of-concept experiment for the spiral line induction accelerator
Author(s): Vernon L. Bailey; Patrick Corcoran; John A. Edighoffer; J. Fockler; Joseph P. Lidestri; Sidney D. Putnam; Michael G. Tiefenback
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Paper Abstract

1407_44An experiment to evaluate the feasibility of the spiral line induction accelerator (SLIA) as a compact high current accelerator is currently underway at Pulse Sciences, Inc. The experiment involves injecting a 3.5 MeV, 10 kA electron beam into a strong focusing racetrack spiral transport line with two passes through two 1.5 MV induction accelerating units, giving a nominal 9.5 MeV output. The status of hardware fabrication and full-scale component tests are summarized with emphasis on the electrical design of the injector and accelerating cells. Initial experimental results at 1 MeV are reported on beam matching and transport in stellarator fields, and on the design and testing of the shielded (coaxial) accelerating gaps to minimize the beam breakup (BBU) instability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1407, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43515
Show Author Affiliations
Vernon L. Bailey, Pulse Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Patrick Corcoran, Pulse Sciences, Inc. (United States)
John A. Edighoffer, Pulse Sciences, Inc. (United States)
J. Fockler, Pulse Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Joseph P. Lidestri, Pulse Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Sidney D. Putnam, Pulse Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Michael G. Tiefenback, Pulse Sciences, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1407:
Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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