Proton acceleration by circularly polarized traveling electromagnetic wave
Journal article, 2012

The acceleration of charged particles, producing collimated monoenergetic beams, over short distances holds the promise to offer new tools in medicine and diagnostics. Here, we consider a possible mechanism for accelerating protons to high energies by using a phase modulated circularly polarized electromagnetic wave propagating along a constant magnetic field. It is observed that a plane wave with dimensionless amplitude of 0.1 is capable to accelerate a 1 keV proton to 386 MeV under optimum conditions. Finally, we discuss possible limitations of the acceleration scheme.

motion

charged-particle

induced electron acceleration

field

Author

A.R Holkundkar

G. Brodin

Mattias Marklund

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams

1098-4402 (ISSN)

Vol. 15 9

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.15.091301

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10/8/2017