[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: MABE is a multistage, electron beam linear accelerator. The accelerator has been operated in single beam (60 kA, 7 Mev) and multiple beam configurations. This paper deals with the multiple beam configuration in which typically nine Â¿ 25 kA injected beams are transported through three accelerating gaps. Experimental results from the machine are discussed, including problems encountered and proposed solutions to those problems.
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 11/1985; · 1.22 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The Megamp Accelerator and Beam Experiment (MABE) was the technology development testbed for the multiple beam, linear induction accelerator approach for Hermes III, a new 20 MeV, 0.8 MA, 40 ns accelerator being developed at Sandia for gamma-ray simulation. Experimental studies of a high-current, single-beam accelerator (8 MeV, 80 kA), and a nine-beam injector (1.4 MeV, 25 kA/beam) have been completed, and experiments on a nine-beam linear induction accelerator are in progress. A two-beam linear induction accelerator is designed and will be built as a gamma-ray simulator to be used in parallel with Hermes III. The MABE pulsed power system and accelerator for the multiple beam experiments is described. Results from these experiments and the two-beam design are discussed. 11 refs., 6 figs.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Pulse power developments in high-current linear accelerators (RADLAC I) and low impedance water transmission lines (PBFA I) are reviewed. The design of Hermes III, a 1.1 MA, 15 MV linear accelerator based on these technologies is discussed and initial data on the development of this accelerator is presented.
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 09/1983; · 1.22 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A four‐stage linear electron accelerator is described which uses pulsed radial transmission lines as the basic accelerating units. An annular electron beam produced by a foilless diode is guided through the accelerator by a strong axial magnetic field. Synchronous firing of the injector and the acccelerating modules is accomplished with self‐breaking oil switches. The device has accelerated beam currents of 25 kA to kinetic energies of 9 MV, with 90% current transport efficiency. The average accelerating gradient is 3 MV/m.
Journal of Applied Physics 04/1981; · 2.21 Impact Factor