Scaled accelerator test for the DARHT-II downstream transport system

Yu Jiuan Chen, Donald T. Blackfield, George J Caporaso, Gary Guethlein, James F. McCarrick, Authur C. Paul, James A. Watson, John T. Weir

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The second axis of the Dual Axial radiography Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT-II) facility at LANL is currently in the commissioning phase[1]. The beam parameters for the DARHT-II machine will be nominally 17 MeV, 2 kA and 1.6 us. This makes the DARHT-II downstream system the first system ever designed to transport a high current, high energy and long pulse beam [2]. We will test these physics issues of the downstream transport system on a scaled DARHT-II accelerator with a 7.8-MeV and 950-A beam at LANL before commissioning the machine at its full energy and current. The scaling laws for various physics concerns and the beam parameters selection are discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2005Jun 17 2005


Other2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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