Development of a compact radiography accelerator using dielectric wall accelerator technology

S. Sampayan, George J Caporaso, Y. J. Chen, S. Hawkins, C. Holmes, J. McCarrick, S. Nelson, W. Nunnally, B. Poole, M. Rhodes, D. Sanders, J. Sullivan, L. Wang, J. Watson

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We are developing a compact accelerator system primarily intended for pulsed radiography. Design characteristics are an 8 MeV endpoint energy, 2 kA beam current, and a cell gradient of approximately 3 MV/m: overall accelerator length is 2-3 m. Such designs have been made possible with the development of high specific energy dielectrics (>10J/cm3), specialized transmission line designs and multi-gap laser triggered low jitter (<1 ns) gas switches. In this geometry, the pulse forming lines, switches, and insulator/beam pipe are fully integrated within each cell to form a compact, standalone, stackable unit. We detail our research and modeling to date, recent high voltage test results, and the integration concept of the cells into a radiographic system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventParticle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: May 16 2005May 20 2005


OtherParticle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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