Analytical methods of electrode design for a relativistic electron gun

George J Caporaso, A. G. Cole, J. K. Boyd

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The standard paraxial ray equation method [1] for the design of electrodes for an electrostatically focused gun is extended to include relativistic effects and the effects of the beam's azimuthal megnetic field. Solutions for parallel and converging beams are obtained and the predicted currents are compared against those measured on the High Brightness Test Stand [2].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2605-2607
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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