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A linear accelerator for simulated micrometeors.Review of the theory, design parameters, and construction details of a linear accelerator designed to impart meteoric velocities to charged microparticles in the 1- to 10-micron diameter range. The described linac is of the Sloan Lawrence type and, in a significant departure from conventional accelerator practice, is adapted to single particle operation by employing a square wave driving voltage with the frequency automatically adjusted from 12.5 to 125 kHz according to the variable velocity of each injected particle. Any output velocity up to about 30 km/sec can easily be selected, with a repetition rate of approximately two particles per minute.
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Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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Slattery, J. C.
Becker, D. G.
Hamermesh, B.
Roy, N. L.
(TRW Systems Group Redondo Beach, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume: 44
Subject Category
Facilities, Research, And Support
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