Accession Number : ADA338866

Title :   Accelerator Technology Division: Annual Report FY 1990

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.

Corporate Author : LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Personal Author(s) : Schriber, Stanley O. ; Hardekopf, Robert A.

PDF Url : ADA338866

Report Date : 01 MAY 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 135

Abstract : The Accelerator Technology (AT) Division continued in fiscal year 1990 to fulfill its mission of developing accelerator science and technology for application to research, defense, energy, and other problems of national interest. Highlights for the year included (1) Successful operation of the first cryogenically cooled radiofrequency quadrupole (RFQ). The RFQ accelerated a beam of negative hydrogen ions to the design energy of 2.5 MeV with high transmission and beam quality. This is the first acceleration stage for the Ground Test Accelerator (GTA), being developed for the Neutral Particle Beam (NPB) program sponsored by Strategic Defense initiative Organization (SDIO) and the US Army Strategic Defense Command. (2) Completion of a conceptual design for a high current, continuous wave linear accelerator for application to accelerator production of tritium (APT). The concept was reviewed by a Department of Energy Energy Research Advisory Board panel that found the APT proposal and the accelerator design to be technically sound. Initial operation of the High Brightness Accelerator FEL (HIBAF), designed to produce an intense electron beam for free electron laser (FEL) research. First acceleration of the high current beam from a photoelectric injector to 17 MeY produced exceptional brightness that verified the design codes. This will lead the way to a new generation of high efficiency FELs. (3) Organization and hosting of the Conference on Computer Codes and the Linear Accelerator Community. (4) Hosting of the 1990 Linac Conference, a biennial international conference dedicated to advances in linear accelerator technology.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRON BEAMS, *FREE ELECTRON LASERS, *LINEAR ACCELERATORS, HIGH POWER, MICROWAVES, QUADRUPOLE MOMENT, CONTINUOUS WAVE LASERS, TRITIUM, PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT, PARTICLE ACCELERATOR COMPONENTS, NUCLEAR TRANSMUTATION.

Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

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