Concepts and limitations of macroparticle accelerators using travelling magnetic waves
Abstract
The concept of a traveling magnetic wave accelerator is discussed with reference to the choice of projectile material, the driving acceleration and its magnitude, and options regarding the power supply. It is shown that this accelerator concept has the potential to accelerate small ferromagnetic particles with a linear acceleration of 500 km/sq s or more, or centripetal acceleration of 2000 km/sq s, producing speeds of 50 km/s in linear accelerators of 2.5 km or less long, or circular accelerators of 2.5 km diameter. The projectile mass can be about 100 mg.
 Publication:

IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
 Pub Date:
 January 1982
 DOI:
 10.1109/TMAG.1982.1061785
 Bibcode:
 1982ITM....18..121W
 Keywords:

 Gun Launchers;
 Impact Fusion;
 Linear Accelerators;
 Magnetic Control;
 Particle Accelerators;
 Traveling Waves;
 Centripetal Force;
 Electric Power Supplies;
 Electromagnetic Propulsion;
 Ferromagnetic Materials;
 Hypervelocity Projectiles;
 Mass Drivers;
 Superconductors;
 Electronics and Electrical Engineering