Accession Number : AD0736272

Title :   Low Impedance Simulator Studies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Mar 69-30 Mar 70,

Corporate Author : ION PHYSICS CORP BURLINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Bell,William R. ; Cheever,Richard N. ; Cooperstein,Gerald ; Crocker,Richard ; Harris,Neville W.

Report Date : 30 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 316

Abstract : The report describes work done in support of the low impedance pulsed electron beam generator development goals of the Defense Atomic Support Agency. The purpose of the work was the development of new technology upon which the design of future low impedance simulators can be based. Of particular interest are the results obtained using gas trigatron switches with a coaxial water-insulated PFN to drive an electron beam diode. The low prepulse and repeatable switch characteristics resulted in very reproducible and predictable electron beams. The beam diode and the transition connecting it to the PFN were studied experimentally and analytically in an attempt to obtain improved energy flow. Computer modelling work is described and laboratory measurements on scale models are reported. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRON BEAMS, ELECTRON ACCELERATORS), (*DIODES(ELECTRON TUBES), ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE), DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, FIELD EMISSION, INTERFACES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE