# Linear induction accelerator Information

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_induction_accelerator*

**Linear induction accelerators** utilize ferrite-loaded, non-resonant
magnetic induction cavities. Each cavity can be thought of as two large washer-shaped disks connected by an outer cylindrical tube. Between the disks is a ferrite toroid. A voltage pulse applied between the two disks causes an increasing magnetic field which inductively couples power into the charged particle beam.^{
[1]}

The linear induction accelerator was invented by Christofilos in the 1960s.^{
[2]} Linear induction accelerators are capable of accelerating very high beam currents (>1000 A) in a single short pulse. They have been used to generate X-rays for flash radiography (e.g.
DARHT at
LANL), and have been considered as particle injectors for
magnetic confinement fusion and as drivers for
free electron lasers. A compact version of a linear induction accelerator, the
dielectric wall accelerator, has been proposed as a proton accelerator for medical
proton therapy.

## References

**^**Humphries, Stanley (1986). "Linear Induction Accelerators".*Principles of Charged Particle Acceleration*. Wiley-Interscience. pp. 283–325. ISBN 978-0471878780.**^**Christofilos, N.C.; et al. (1963). "High-current linear induction accelerator for electrons".*Proceedings, 4th International Conference on High-Energy Accelerators (HEACC63)*(PDF). pp. 1482–1488.