The ISIS Accelerator Project at Idaho State University
Dr. Wendland Beezhold
Department of Physics
Idaho State University
I will give a short overview of the ISIS accelerator project at the Idaho
State University Idaho Accelerator Center (IAC). The Idaho State
Induction accelerator System (ISIS) is a unique pulsed-power high current
electron accelerator donated to ISU by Titan/PSI Corp. of San Leandro, CA.
ISIS can produce a 9.5 MeV electron beam at a beam current of 10-15 kA in
a 35-ns pulse. This beam current is a factor of ~ 1000 times higher
than conventional RF LINACs and moves us into a new regime of electron beam
related research at ISU. The talk will include a summary of 1) ISIS
technical specs, 2) the new IAC building addition project for housing ISIS,
3) the role of ISIS in our new DoD project, and 4) a brief description of
a number of other potential ISIS applications.