Analysis of propagation of a high-current electron beam from a sectioned plasma-filled diode

A. A. Zherlitsyn, B. M. Koval’chuk

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    We report on the results of analysis of propagation of an electron beam from a plasma-filled diode in the absence of the metal anode between the regions of beam generation and transportation. The diode parameters are 160 kA, 400 kV, and 50 GW. At a distance exceeding 10 cm behind the generation region, a beam current of 100 kA to the target and an energy density of 20 J/cm2 are attained for the beam cross-sectional area of about 200 cm2. The possibility of varying the beam current and energy density by changing the distance to the target is demonstrated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)774-778
    Number of pages5
    JournalTechnical Physics
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016


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    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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