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Linear Particle Accelerator

  1. Aug 5, 2012 #1
    Hello everyone,
    I am designing a linac and I need some help. I would like to have protons as the particles I will accelerate, but for the propulsion I was told that using a magnetron to pulse an intense RF would be good. Will this work?
     
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  3. Aug 5, 2012 #2

    ZapperZ

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    You didn't provide enough information. For example, this linac that you have, what fundamental frequency/mode does it work at, and is this matched by the RF from the magnetron? Is this an iris-loaded linac, or some other type?

    Zz.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2012 #3
    I havent actually made it yet. Just making some designs. But, it will be around the 6 MeV range and the RF pulses will be about 2.6 MW
     
  5. Aug 5, 2012 #4

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    This doesnt have the necessary info to know if it will work. You provided no info on the working frequency, the geometry of the linac and the field, etc. Did you use an EM field code to model the field of the linac? Is this a pi mode? A pi/2 mode cavity?

    Designing a linac isn't trivial by any stretch of the imagination.

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  6. Aug 5, 2012 #5
    I'm sorry, but I am fairly new to working with linacs, so I cannot provide a lot of information about it. I am only trying to find some plausible ideas for propelling the protons. I will read more into everything to provide more information for you.
     
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