High-Average-Power Electron Accelerators for Food Processing

  • Stanley HumphriesJr.
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 178)


In the last decade, dramatic advances have been made in the physics and technology of accelerators for high power relativistic electron beams (Humphries). Research in this area has been largely directed toward defense applications. Although the technological feasibility of accelerators for defense is uncertain, the technology could lead to valuable commercial applications. This report reviews the field of food processing by accelerator generated radiation. Advances in induction linear accelerators and high power RF accelerators could significantly impact this area.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley HumphriesJr.
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  1. 1.Institute for Accelerator and Plasma Beam TechnologyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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