Accession Number : ADA135533

Title :   Numerical Simulations of the NRL Collective Particle Accelerator.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 83,


Personal Author(s) : Barker,R J

PDF Url : ADA135533

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : Two-dimensional, electromagnetic, particle-in-cell numerical simulations of the NRL Collective Particle Accelerator (CPA) have been completed using the MAGIC code. Employing parameters which closely approximated the actual experiment, these simulations reveaed the spontaneous formation of a virtual cathode which severely limited the net current flowing in the central beam of the device. These results explain experimental observations and indicate possible modifications which might make the CPA operational. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mathematical models, *Particle accelerators, *Computerized simulation, Machine coding, Electron beams, Profiles, Two dimensional, Electromagnetism, Naval research, Experimental design

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Computer Programming and Software
      Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE