THE BETATRON CIRCUIT FOR A PLASMA BETATRON EXPERIMENT
Gore, Joseph Victor
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The betatron circuit for a plasma betatron experiment, has been designed and constructed. The betatron circuit consists of an air-cored betatron winding, two condenser banks, and two high voltage plasma switches. The betatron circuit has been specially designed to provide a large accelerating electric field. Measurements have been carried out to obtain finally a suitable betatron field. The equilibrium orbit has a radius of 0.188 meters. The maximum accelerating electric field will be 177 volts/cm. The maximum electron current which can be contained by the betatron field is 750 amperes. The maximum electron kinetic energy is 7.3 Mev.