Accession Number : AD0691328

Title :   A PROGRAM FOR THE OPTICAL ANALYSIS OF CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM TRANSPORT SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : ARMY NUCLEAR DEFENSE LAB EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Gilpatrick,Michael W.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A FORTRAN IV code is described which allows the user to trace the trajectories of individual rays, comprising a charged particle beam, through a beam transport system. The characteristics of the transport system undergoing analysis are chosen by the user, via input data statements. Uniform field analyzing and switching magnets, as well as quadrupole lens pairs can be included within such a system. Program output consists of the off-axis displacements and slopes for both median and normal planes, time spreads relative to the ideal beam path, and a plot of the calculated trajectories. All calculations are carried out to first order, and applicable only to the non-relativistic case. The program source list is included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PARTICLE BEAMS, PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES), (*PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS), CHARGED PARTICLES, BEAM HOLES, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), MAGNETIC FIELDS, PARTICLE ACCELERATOR TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE