ion accelerator


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ion accelerator

[′ī‚än ak′sel·ə‚rād·ər]
(nucleonics)
A linear accelerator in which ions are accelerated by an electric field in a standing-wave pattern that is set up in a resonant cavity by external oscillators or amplifiers.
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The team has an advanced facility named Miami (Microscope and Ion Accelerators for Materials Investigation), which is used to bombard materials with ion beams and examine the effects at the nanoscale.
This technique would greatly lower the cost of heavy ion accelerators for both high energy density physics experiments and for fusion power plants.
Prof Donnelly, who is Dean of the University's School of Computing and Engineering, will make a key contribution to the research using the university's MIAMI (Microscope and Ion Accelerators for Materials Investigation) facility.
The panel noted that there are three main approaches to IFE, based on heavy ion accelerators, lasers, and z-pinches.
The new results indicate that beams of ionic crystals should be possible to maintain even in large, high-energy ion accelerators, as long as the beam trajectories are smooth.
Graeme is able to help provide the answer by using lab facilities at the University of Huddersfield that includes an advanced piece of equipment named MIAMI - which stands for Microscope and Ion Accelerators for Materials Investigation.
There are several types of such drivers: heavy ion accelerators, pulsed power z-pinches and new types of lasers, under development.
The high electrical efficiency of high-current ion accelerators makes them attractive as drivers for inertial fusion power plants.