Compact 810 kA linear transformer driver cavity

J. R. Woodworth, W. E. Fowler, B. S. Stoltzfus, W. A. Stygar, M. E. Sceiford, M. G. Mazarakis, H. D. Anderson, M. J. Harden, J. R. Blickem, R. White, A. A. Kim

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    We are performing experiments with a 92-kV, 810-kA, 74.6-GW linear transformer driver (LTD) cavity. This cavity generates a ∼100ns power pulse from DC-charged capacitors in a single step. Our experiments start with an existing 100-kV, 490-kA LTD cavity and are making a number of improvements to it that are aimed at increasing the cavity's peak output power and better understanding its operation. We are making improvements to the gas switches, the capacitors, and the magnetic toroids as well as heavily instrumenting the cavity. These experiments have increased the cavity's output current into a matched load by 65% without increasing its volume.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number040401
    JournalPhysical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams
    Volume14
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2011

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    Woodworth, J. R., Fowler, W. E., Stoltzfus, B. S., Stygar, W. A., Sceiford, M. E., Mazarakis, M. G., ... Kim, A. A. (2011). Compact 810 kA linear transformer driver cavity. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, 14(4), [040401]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.14.040401

    Compact 810 kA linear transformer driver cavity. / Woodworth, J. R.; Fowler, W. E.; Stoltzfus, B. S.; Stygar, W. A.; Sceiford, M. E.; Mazarakis, M. G.; Anderson, H. D.; Harden, M. J.; Blickem, J. R.; White, R.; Kim, A. A.

    In: Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, Vol. 14, No. 4, 040401, 14.04.2011.

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    Woodworth, JR, Fowler, WE, Stoltzfus, BS, Stygar, WA, Sceiford, ME, Mazarakis, MG, Anderson, HD, Harden, MJ, Blickem, JR, White, R & Kim, AA 2011, 'Compact 810 kA linear transformer driver cavity', Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, vol. 14, no. 4, 040401. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.14.040401
    Woodworth JR, Fowler WE, Stoltzfus BS, Stygar WA, Sceiford ME, Mazarakis MG et al. Compact 810 kA linear transformer driver cavity. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams. 2011 Apr 14;14(4). 040401. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.14.040401
    Woodworth, J. R. ; Fowler, W. E. ; Stoltzfus, B. S. ; Stygar, W. A. ; Sceiford, M. E. ; Mazarakis, M. G. ; Anderson, H. D. ; Harden, M. J. ; Blickem, J. R. ; White, R. ; Kim, A. A. / Compact 810 kA linear transformer driver cavity. In: Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams. 2011 ; Vol. 14, No. 4.
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