Accession Number : ADD003948

Title :   High Voltage Particle Accelerator Utilizing Polycrystalline Ferroelectric Ceramic Material.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Brody,Philip S

Report Date : 18 Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An apparatus is disclosed which utilizes the high voltage generated by the impingement of illumination upon a polarized polycrystalline ferroelectric ceramic material as the source of a high voltage electric field through which charged particles are accelerated. The application of such device to a D.C. particle accelerator with capabilities similar to accelerators of the Van de Graaff type is shown, a uniform DC electric field being provided not through linking resistors as is the case in the Van de Graaff machine, but rather directly through the intrinsic properties of the ferroelectric ceramic material, the uniformity and magnitude of such field being further improved in at least one preferred embodiment through the utilization of parallel spaced-apart electrodes disposed through the ferroelectric ceramic material and terminating in hoops or other electrodes creating equipotential planes through which a beam of charged particles is accelerated.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ion accelerators, Ferroelectric materials, High voltage, Electrodes, Electric fields, Pulse generators, Ion beams, Van de Graaff generators

Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE