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Production of high intensity proton beams


Hall, Robert Noel (1948) Production of high intensity proton beams. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. A high frequency ion source was developed for use in constant voltage accelerators. Analyzed proton beams of several hundred microamperes were produced in a 130 kv accelerating system designed to simulate the initial sections of a high voltage accelerator.

The focusing properties of constant voltage accelerating systems are discussed, including the effects of space-charge in the initial accelerating electrodes. The focal properties of multi-cylinder accelerating columns are calculated.

The high intensity proton beam produced by the ion source and 130 kv accelerator was used to investigate the [...] reaction, which is of importance in the understanding of stellar phenomena. A cross-section of [...] was measured at bombarding energies of 100 kev.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Lauritsen, Charles Christian
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1948
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-06042004-134749
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:2439
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:04 Jun 2004
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:51

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