EBFA: pulsed power for fusion

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This paper will describe the EBFA I accelerator under construction for inertial confinement fusion studies with particle beams and will update previous publications concerning particle beam fusion accelerators. Previous information included Proto I, a triggered oil insulated 1 TW accelerator; Proto II, a water insulated 10 TW accelerator; and EBFA I, a 30 TW, 1 MJ accelerator. Some modifications to the original design have occurred. A new pulse-forming-line concept has been developed which increases the flexibility of the accelerator. The major problem of vacuum interface flashover has been solved by the use of long, magnetically-insulated, transmission lines. The first production ... continued below

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Martin, T.H.; VanDevender, J.P.; Barr, G.W. & Johnson, D.L. January 1, 1979.

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This paper will describe the EBFA I accelerator under construction for inertial confinement fusion studies with particle beams and will update previous publications concerning particle beam fusion accelerators. Previous information included Proto I, a triggered oil insulated 1 TW accelerator; Proto II, a water insulated 10 TW accelerator; and EBFA I, a 30 TW, 1 MJ accelerator. Some modifications to the original design have occurred. A new pulse-forming-line concept has been developed which increases the flexibility of the accelerator. The major problem of vacuum interface flashover has been solved by the use of long, magnetically-insulated, transmission lines. The first production module of EBFA I has been received, assembled, and is now undergoing extensive testing. The technology is extendable to at least a factor of ten above the projected EBFA capabilities of 30 TW and 1 MJ output. Progress on facilities associated with the Sandia Particle Beam fusion program is reported.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 3. international topical conference on high power electron and ion beam research and technology, Novosibirsk, USSR, 3 Jul 1979

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  • Report No.: SAND-79-1346C
  • Report No.: CONF-790723-4
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-04-0789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6143873
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1112572

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Martin, T.H.; VanDevender, J.P.; Barr, G.W. & Johnson, D.L. EBFA: pulsed power for fusion, article, January 1, 1979; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1112572/: accessed May 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.