Ballistic-neutralized chamber transport of intense heavy ion beams☆

  title={Ballistic-neutralized chamber transport of intense heavy ion beams☆},
  author={David Vincent Rose and Dale R. Welch and Bryan Velten Oliver and Robert E. H. Clark and William M. Sharp and Alex Friedman},
Abstract Two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations of intense heavy ion beams propagating in an inertial confinement fusion (ICF) reactor chamber are presented. The ballistic-neutralized transport scheme studied uses 4 GeV Pb +1 ion beams injected into a low-density, gas-filled reactor chamber and the beam is ballistically focused onto an ICF target before entering the chamber. Charge and current neutralization of the beam is provided by the low-density background gas. The ballistic… CONTINUE READING