Experiments with the 0.6-MA LTD-III accelerator cavity

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

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    Abstract

    We are performing experiments with a 100 kV, 600 kA, 60 GW Linear Transformer Driver cavity. This cavity generates a 100 ns power pulse from DC-charged capacitors in a single step. Our experiments started 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. Initial experiments with improved switches and capacitors have increased the cavity's output power by 25%.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2010
    Pages163-165
    Number of pages3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event2010 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2010 - Atlanta, GA, United States
    Duration: 23 May 201027 May 2010

    Other

    Other2010 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2010
    CountryUnited States
    CityAtlanta, GA
    Period23.5.1027.5.10

    Keywords

    • linear transformer drivers
    • low inductance switches
    • Pulsed Power

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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