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Single particle and collective effects observed in the electron beam of the Maryland era experiment
The formation of rotating, relativistic electron beams with properties suitable for collective ion acceleration has been studied under a variety of experimental conditions. A straight, cylindrical, relativistic electron ...
Radial and axial compression of a hollow electron beam using an asymmetric magnetic cusp
(American Institute of Physics, 1977-09)
The injection of hollow. relativistic electron beams through a narrow asymmetric magnetic cusp field has been investigated analytically. Preliminary experimental results are in good agreement with the analytical theory.
Controlled collection field propagation for ion acceleration using a slow wave structure
Acceleration of ions by intense relativistic electron beams in a vacuum has been investigated using the injector of the Maryland ERA project. Proton energies above 16 MeV and proton beam currents above 10 kA have been ...
Ion thermalization in strong, high-beta shocks
Study of collective ion acceleration in vacuum
(American Institute of Physics, 1979-05)
Theoretical and experimental studies of the collective acceleration of ions by a linear electron beam in an evacuated drift tube are presented. A one-dimensional theoretical model of the collective acceleration process ...
Relativistic electron dynamics in a cusped magnetic field with a downstream drift region
(American Institute of Physics, 1975-12)
Studies are reported of the motion of relativistic electrons injected first through a narrow magnetic cusp and then into a downstream region in which the particle motion is assumed to be adiabatic. Experiments performed ...
Ion energy relaxation in strong shocks
Collective acceleration of carbon ions to 170 MeV
(American Institute of Physics, 1979-08-01)
The collective acceleration of carbon ions to a peak energy in the range 170-200 MeV has been achieved using a 6-MeV 190-kA lOO-ns electron beam pulse generated by the Pulserad 1590 facility at Kirtland Air Force Base. ...