Design of a relativistic klystron two-beam accelerator prototype

G. Westenskow, George J Caporaso, Y. Chen, T. Houck, S. Yu, S. Chattopadhyay, E. Henestroza, H. Li, C. Peters, L. Reginato, A. Sessler

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We are designing an experiment to study physics, engineering, and costing issues of an extended Relativistic Klystron Two-Beam Accelerator (RK-TBA). The experiment is a prototype for an RK-TBA based microwave power source suitable for driving a 1 TeV linear collider. Major components of the experiment include a 2.5-MV, 1.5-kA electron source, a 11.4-GHz modulator, a bunch compressor, and a 8-m extraction section. The extraction section will be comprised of 4 traveling-wave output structures, each generating about 360 MW of rf power. Induction cells will be used in the extraction section to maintain the average beam energy at 5 MeV. Status of the design is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 16th Particle Accelerator Conference. Part 2 (of 5) - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: May 1 1995May 5 1995


OtherProceedings of the 1995 16th Particle Accelerator Conference. Part 2 (of 5)
CityDallas, TX, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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