A compact, repetitive accelerator for military and industrial applications

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A compact, short pulse, repetitive accelerator has many useful military and commercial applications in biological counter proliferation, materials processing, radiography, and sterilization (medical instruments, waste, and food). The goal of this project was to develop and demonstrate a small, 700 kV accelerator, which can produce 7 kA particle beams with pulse lengths of 10--30 ns at rates up to 50 Hz. At reduced power levels, longer pulses or higher repetition rates (up to 10 kHz) could be achieved. Two switching technologies were tested: (1) spark gaps, which have been used to build low repetition rate accelerators for many years; and ... continued below

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Zutavern, F. J.; O`Malley, M. W.; Ruebush, M. H.; Rinehart, L. F.; Loubriel, G. M.; Babcock, S. R. et al. April 1998.

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  • Sandia National Laboratories
    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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A compact, short pulse, repetitive accelerator has many useful military and commercial applications in biological counter proliferation, materials processing, radiography, and sterilization (medical instruments, waste, and food). The goal of this project was to develop and demonstrate a small, 700 kV accelerator, which can produce 7 kA particle beams with pulse lengths of 10--30 ns at rates up to 50 Hz. At reduced power levels, longer pulses or higher repetition rates (up to 10 kHz) could be achieved. Two switching technologies were tested: (1) spark gaps, which have been used to build low repetition rate accelerators for many years; and (2) high gain photoconductive semiconductor switches (PCSS), a new solid state switching technology. This plan was economical, because it used existing hardware for the accelerator, and the PCSS material and fabrication for one module was relatively inexpensive. It was research oriented, because it provided a test bed to examine the utility of other emerging switching technologies, such as magnetic switches. At full power, the accelerator will produce 700 kV and 7 kA with either the spark gap or PCSS pulser.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98005264

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  • Other Information: PBD: Apr 1998

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  • Other: DE98005264
  • Report No.: SAND--98-0898
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/654178 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 654178
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc706754

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Zutavern, F. J.; O`Malley, M. W.; Ruebush, M. H.; Rinehart, L. F.; Loubriel, G. M.; Babcock, S. R. et al. A compact, repetitive accelerator for military and industrial applications, report, April 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706754/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.