W.L. Waldron, L.L. Reginato (LBNL)
The second axis of DARHT, a Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is currently in production with a scheduled completion date of August 2001. This linear induction accelerator, designed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, consists of 88 induction cells and drivers which provide a final acceleration of 20MeV to a 2kA electron beam which has a flattop pulse width of 2.02us. Major induction cell components include high flux swing magnetic material (Metglas 2605SC) and a Mycalex insulator. The cell drivers are pulse forming networks (PFN's) which are tuned to provide voltage regulation of +/-0.5% during the 2.02us flattop. This paper will describe the design and performance of the cells and cell drivers.
*Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC03-76SF00098
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