Study of collective ion acceleration in vacuum

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dc.contributor.author Destler, William
dc.contributor.author Uhm, H.
dc.contributor.author Kim, H.
dc.contributor.author Reiser, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-15T16:00:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-15T16:00:02Z
dc.date.issued 1979-05
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 50, no. 5, May, 1979 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/10166
dc.description.abstract 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 that predicts accelerated proton energies of many times the electron-beam energy is presented. The formation of a virtual cathode downstream of the anode-cathode gap is discussed, and the subsequent movement of the virtual cathode downstream as the anode plasma expands allows for enhanced acceleration of ions trapped in the potential well of the virtual cathode. Experiments reported indicate that effective electron beam propagation and effective collective acceleration occurs when a plasma source initially well confined to the anode is present. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Institute of Physics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 50 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries no. 5 en_US
dc.title Study of collective ion acceleration in vacuum en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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