Accession Number : ADD003171

Title :   Collective Ion Acceleration in a Converging Waveguide.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Sprangle,Phillip A

Report Date : 16 Sep 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The patent application describes a drift-tube ion-beam device which accelerates the ions to relativistic velocities. The ions are entrapped in an electron beam which is density-modulated, the beam being accelerated as a whole by propagation thru a converging drift tube. After the particles attain relativistic velocities, the electrons are bent out of the beam axis, leaving only the heavier ions to proceed along the drift-tube axis.

Descriptors :   *Ion accelerators, *Waveguides, *Patent applications, Electron beams, Cathodes

Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE