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Eversole, S.

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ROAB001 DARHT-II Long-Pulse Beam-Dynamics Experiments 19
  • C. Ekdahl, E.O. Abeyta, R. Bartsch, L. Caudill, K.-C.D. Chan, D. Dalmas, S. Eversole, R.J. Gallegos, J. Harrison, M. Holzscheiter, E. Jacquez, J. Johnson, B.T. McCuistian, N. Montoya, S. Nath, K. Nielsen, D. Oro, L. Rodriguez, P. Rodriguez, L.J. Rowton, M. Sanchez, R. Scarpetti, M. Schauer, D. Simmons, H.V. Smith, J. Studebaker, G. Sullivan, C. Swinney, R. Temple
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • H. Bender, W. Broste, C. Carlson, G. Durtschi, D. Frayer, D. Johnson, K. Jones, A. Meidinger, K.J. Moy, R. Sturgess, A. Tipton, C.-Y. Tom
    Bechtel Nevada, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • R.J. Briggs
    SAIC, Alamo, California
  • Y.-J. Chen, T.L. Houck
    LLNL, Livermore, California
  • S. Eylon, W.M. Fawley, E. Henestroza, S. Yu
    LBNL, Berkeley, California
  • T.P. Hughes, C. Mostrom, Y. Tang
    ATK-MR, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • M.E. Schulze
    GA, San Diego, California
  Funding: This work was supported by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy under contract W-7405-ENG-36.

When completed, the DARHT-II linear induction accelerator (LIA) will produce a 2-kA, 18-MeV electron beam with more than 1500-ns current/energy "flat-top." In initial tests DARHT-II has already accelerated beams with current pulse lengths from 500-ns to 1200-ns full-width at half maximum (FWHM) with more than1.2-kA, 12.5-MeV peak current and energy. Experiments are now underway with a ~2000-ns pulse length, but reduced current and energy. These pulse lengths are all significantly longer than any other multi-MeV LIA, and they define a novel regime for high-current beam dynamics, especially with regard to beam stability. Although the initial tests demonstrated absence of BBU, the pulse lengths were too short to test the predicted protection against ion-hose instability. The present experiments are designed to resolve these and other beam-dynamics issues with a ~2000-ns pulse length beam.