Accession Number : AD0760344

Title :   BLACKJACK II Propagation and Merging of High Current Relativistic Electron Beams.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MAXWELL LABS INC SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kolb,Alan C. ; Dobbie,Clyde B. ; Miller,A. Richard

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : A facility with two low-impedance water dielectric coaxial pulse line electron accelerators has been constructed. The coaxial pulse lines are water filled and synchronized for operation to within plus or minus 2 ns. A beam transport system, with the capability of magnetic compression system is used to drift and merge the two electron beams. High current density (j >30 kA/cm squared) beams have been transported over distances of 1.3 m with transport efficiencies in excess of 80 percent. Compression ratio of 2 - 5:1 have been achieved, and current densities in the 50 - 100 kA/cm squared range are confirmed by carbon calorimeter and radiation measurements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRON BEAMS, MAGNETIC FIELDS), ELECTRON ACCELERATORS, DIELECTRICS, PARTICLE ACCELERATOR TARGETS, BREMSSTRAHLUNG

Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE