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Author Linford, G.J. ♦ Driemeyer, D.E. ♦ Fornaca, S.W. ♦ Maschke, A.W.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1993
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Linear particle accelerator ♦ Storage rings ♦ Particle beams ♦ Pulse generation ♦ Inductors ♦ Space charge ♦ Fusion reactor design ♦ Accelerator magnets ♦ Ion beams ♦ Prototypes
Abstract A 7.8 MJ 4 GeV Pb/sup ++/ heavy ion (HI) inertial fusion energy (IFE) driver operating at 3.5 Hz has been designed for a prototype 1000 MW thermonuclear power plant planned early in the next century. The HI driver design is based upon a short, ramped gradient (5 MeV) LINAC followed by a longer (/spl sim/2 km) constant gradient, single beam LINAC operated in a 50 kHz burst mode to generate sequentially eighteen 4 GeV beamlets. A 2-sided irradiation geometry is provided for indirect-drive HI targets. Six beamlets generate the 30 ns precursor HI pulses and are accumulated in 2 superconducting storage rings (SCSRs). Twelve SCSRs accumulate 12 main beamlets with a final buncher generating 8 ns pulses. Ballistic foci of triplet focusing magnets pass through a Pb-vapor neutralization cell onto two Pb stripping jets permit 2-sided, self-pinched propagation through two small openings in the HI TC blanket. HI beam foci /spl sim/0.6 cm diameter were estimated, including the effects of beam emittance and residual space charge. Self-pinched HI beam transport in preformed channels greatly simplifies target chamber (TC) shielding and increases blanket coverage.
Description Author affiliation: TRW Inc., Redondo Beach, CA, USA (Linford, G.J.)
ISBN 0780314123
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1993-10-11
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 494.40 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 761
Ending Page 764


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library