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