, Volume 59, Issue 5, pp 745–751

New developments in design and applications for pelletron accelerators

  • Greg Norton
Proceedings Of The Ninth International Conference On Heavy Ion Accelerator Technology (HIAT 2001)—Part I

DOI: 10.1007/s12043-002-0087-3

Cite this article as:
Norton, G. Pramana - J Phys (2002) 59: 745. doi:10.1007/s12043-002-0087-3


Most of the developments over the last several years related to Pelletron accelerator are in the field of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) and other low beam current applications with the exception of a very high DC electron recirculation Pelletron. High precision AMS systems based on tandem Pelletrons from 500 kV to 5 MV terminal potential are now in use for routine high precision AMS measurements. Their performance will be reported. In addition, there has been significant advancement in the design of the multi-cathode SNICS source for the use of both gas and solid samples within a single source. The latest performance of these sources will be discussed. New diagnostics is being developed for very low beam currents. The latest design of the low current beam profile monitor (LCBPM) will also be presented.


Pelletron AMS ion source BPM 


29.27.+w 29.27.Fh 29.25.Ni 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Greg Norton
    • 1
  1. 1.National Electrostatics Corp.MiddletonUSA

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