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Chemistry Division Electron Linac  (operation: 1969 -  ongoing)

This high peak current 22 MeV L-band linac was primarily used to study the time profile of chemical reactions.  For this purpose, the beam pulse needed to be as short as achievable, while at the same time achieving very high beam intensity.  In the late 1980's, a pulse compression system was installed which enabled the production of 6 nC pulses of 5 ps FWHM.      

References - Document Access Guide

  • A High Current Electron Linac, W. Gallagher, K. Johnson, G. Mavrogenes, W. Ramler, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 1971 Particle Accelerator Conference, Chicago, IL, 18(3), p. 584-588 (1971).
    (Located at JACoW)
  • High Charge Picosecond Pulses with a Double Gap Subharmonic  Buncher, G. Mavrogenes, W. Gallagher, T. Kohe, and D. Ficht, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 1983 Particle Accelerator Conference, Santa Fe, NM, 30(4), p. 2989-2991 (1983).
    (Located at JACoW)
  • A Five-Picosecond, Electron Pulse from the ANL L-band Linac, G. L. Cox, D. T. Ficht, C. D. Jonah, G. S. Mavrogenes, and M. C. Sauer, Jr., Proceedings of the 1989 IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference, Chicago, IL, Vol. 2, p. 912-914 (1989).
    (Located at JACoW)

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