Soviet Research on the Transport of Intense Relativistic Electron Beams Through Low-Pressure Air

by Nikita Wells

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This report analyzes Soviet research on the transport of intense relativistic electron beams (IREB) through low-pressure air and other gases without external magnetic fields. It reviews research reported in open-source technical publications from seven Soviet research institutes. These research papers indicate that Soviet interest in long-distance IREB transport at low gas pressure has endured from 1979 to the present.

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