Accession Number : ADD016143

Title :   Electron Acceleration System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Sep 91, patented 1 Feb 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Uhm, Han S

Report Date : 01 Feb 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A bore formed within a body of material storing a magnetic field at a saturation level, establishes a linear path along which an electron beam is focussed after the bore is ionized to form a plasma channel therein. The driving current of the beam is sharply decreased to cause simultaneous decay of the stored magnetic field from a saturation level inducing an electric field concentrated in the plasma channel to accelerate travel of trailing electrons in the beam with a high accelerating gradient. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ELECTRON BEAMS, *ACCELERATION, *MAGNETIC FIELDS, *BORES, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), MATERIALS, SATURATION, LINEAR SYSTEMS, IONIZATION, CHANNELS, DECAY, ELECTRIC FIELDS, GRADIENTS, PHOTODIODES, VOLTAGE, LASERS

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Particle Accelerators
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE