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Rose, D.

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THPAN085 Two-Stream Instability Analysis For Propagating Charged Particle Beams With a Velocity Tilt 3417
  • D. Rose, T. C. Genoni, D. R. Welch
    Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • R. C. Davidson, E. Startsev
    PPPL, Princeton, New Jersey
  Funding: This research was supported by the U. S. DOE through Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory for the Heavy Ion Fusion Science-Virtual National Laboratory.

The linear growth of the two-stream instability for a charged particle beam that is longitudinally compressing as it propagates through a background plasma (due to an applied velocity tilt) is examined. Detailed, 1D particle-in-cell simulations are carried out to examine the growth of a wave packet produced by a small amplitude density perturbation in the background plasma. Recent analytic and numerical work by Startsev and Davidson [1] predicted reduced linear growth rates, which are indeed observed in the simulations. Here, small-signal asymptotic gain factors are determined in a semi-analytic analysis and compared with the simulation results in the appropriate limits. Nonlinear effects in the PIC simulations, including wave breaking and particle-trapping, are found to limit the linear growth phase of the instability for both compressing and non-compressing beams.

[1] Phys. Plasmas 13, 62108 (2006)

THPAN086 End-to-end Simulations of an Accelerator for Heavy Ion Beam Bunching 3420
  • D. R. Welch, D. Rose
    Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • J. E. Coleman, E. Henestroza, P. K. Roy, P. A. Seidl
    LBNL, Berkeley, California
  • E. P. Gilson, A. B. Sefkow
    PPPL, Princeton, New Jersey
  Funding: This research was supported by the U. S. Department of Energy through Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the HIFS-VNL.

Longitudinal bunching factors in excess of 70 of a 300-keV, 27-mA K+ ion beam have been demonstrated in the Neutralized Drift Compression Experiment in rough agreement with LSP particle-in-cell end-to-end simulations. These simulations include both the experimental diode voltage and induction bunching module voltage waveforms in order to specify the initial beam longitudinal phase space critical to longitudinal compression. To maximize simultaneous longitudinal and transverse compression, we designed a solenoidal focusing system that compensated for the impact of the applied velocity tilt on the transverse phase space of the beam. Here, pre-formed plasma provides beam neutralization in the last one meter drift region where the beam perveance becomes large. Integrated LSP simulations, that include detailed modeling of the diode, magnetic transport, induction bunching module, plasma neutralized transport, were critical to understanding the interplay between the various accelerator components. Here, we compare simulation results with the experiment and discuss the contributions to longitudinal and transverse emittance that limit compression.