Electromagnetic simulations of helical-based ion acceleration structures

Scott D. Nelson, George J Caporaso, Alex Friedman, Brian R. Poole, Richard Briggs, William Waldron

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Helix structures have been proposed [1] for accelerating low energy ion beams using MV/m fields in order to increase the coupling efficiency of the pulsed power system and to tailor the electromagnetic wave propagation speed with the particle beam speed as the beam gains energy. Calculations presented here show the electromagnetic field as it propagates along the helix structure, field stresses around the helix structure (for voltage breakdown determination), optimizations to the helix and driving pulsed power waveform, and simulations showing test particles interacting with the simulated time varying fields.

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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