High gradient induction accelerator

George J Caporaso, S. Sampayan, Y. J. Chen, D. Blackfield, J. Harris, S. Hawkins, C. Holmes, M. Krogh, S. Nelson, W. Nunnally, A. Paul, B. Poole, M. Rhodes, D. Sanders, K. Selenes, J. Sullivan, L. Wang, J. Watson

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A new type of compact induction accelerator is under development at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that promises to increase the average accelerating gradient by at least an order of magnitude over that of existing induction machines. The machine is based on the use of high gradient vacuum insulators, advanced dielectric materials and switches and is stimulated by the desire for compact flash x-ray radiography sources. Research describing an extreme variant of this technology aimed at proton therapy for cancer will be described. Progress in applying this technology to several applications will be reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC07 - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2007Jun 29 2007


OtherIEEE Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC07
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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