Accession Number : AD0652278

Title :   MAGNETIC COMPRESSION OF ELECTRON BEAMS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 6, 1 Oct-31 Dec 66,

Corporate Author : HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Amboss,Kurt

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The objective of the program is to compress a 0.00000054 AV to the 3/2 power electron beam by a factor of 1000, primarily by the use of magnetic fields, and to gain an understanding of the behavior of dense thermal electron beams. Magnetic compression has been demonstrated in a demountable vacuum system. Stable nonrippling beams compressed by factors of 200, 600, and the required 1000 have been produced at a 3 kV beam voltage. In each case the magnetic field acted to compress the beam over a relatively short region; the distance from the cathode to the point where the magnetic field became uniform was only twice as great as that required to introduce the same beam into a uniform field without magnetic compression. The structure of the beam was found to dissappear with distanc

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRON BEAMS, MAGNETIC FIELDS), ELECTRON GUNS, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, DENSITY, FOCUSING, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE