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Electrostatic Accelerators

  1. David C. Weisser

Published Online: 15 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap699

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

How to Cite

Weisser, D. C. 2009. Electrostatic Accelerators. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. 467–494.

Author Information

  1. The Australian National University, Department of Nuclear Physics, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Canberra, ATC, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2009

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Abstract

The article contains sections titled:

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Types of Electrostatic Accelerators
    • 2.1
      Cockcroft–Walton Voltage Multiplier Accelerator
    • 2.2
      Symmetric Cascaded Voltage Multiplier Accelerator
    • 2.3
      Dynamitron Accelerator
    • 2.4
      Insulating Core Transformer (ICT) Accelerator
    • 2.5
      Van de Graaff Accelerator
    • 2.6
      Two-Stage (Tandem) Accelerators
    • 2.7
      Tandetron Accelerator
    • 2.8
      Pelletron Accelerator
  • 3
    Applications of Low-Energy Electrostatic Accelerators
    • 3.1
      Material Transformation
      • 3.1.1
        Ion Implantation
      • 3.1.2
        Surface Processing
      • 3.1.3
        Electron-Beam-Induced Radiation Damage
    • 3.2
      Materials Analysis with Ion Beams
      • 3.2.1
        Particle-Induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE)
      • 3.2.2
        Rutherford Backscattering Analysis (RBS)
      • 3.2.3
        Channeling
      • 3.2.4
        Elastic Recoil Detection (ERD)
      • 3.2.5
        Resonance Scattering
      • 3.2.6
        Nuclear Reaction Analysis (NRA)
      • 3.2.7
        Activation Analysis
      • 3.2.8
        Ion Beam Microprobe
    • 3.3
      Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS)
  • 4
    High-Energy Electrostatic Accelerators
    • 4.1
      Injectors in Nuclear Physics Research
    • 4.2
      Electrostatic Accelerator Injectors
      • 4.2.1
        LNS Catania Injector and Radioactive Ion Beam Accelerators
      • 4.2.2
        ORNL Injector and Radioactive Ion Beam Accelerator
      • 4.2.3
        Brookhaven National Laboratory—Dual MP Injectors
      • 4.2.4
        Argonne National Lab—ATLAS
      • 4.2.5
        NEC 14–16UD Injectors
  • 5
    Summary
  • 6
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • nuclear physics;
  • electrostatic accelerator;
  • tandem accelerators;
  • cyclotrons;
  • heavy-ion physics