Radiofrequency (RF) System
The radiofrequency system provides a high-frequency, alternating electric field through which the ions pass as they move in a circular orbit due to the magnetic field.  As the ions pass through the electric field they gain energy, or accelerate, on each orbit.  As energy is gained, the orbits increase in radius, and the ions spiral outward from the center of the accelerator.

Overview | ORIC Ion Source | Magnet System | RF System | Extraction System | Beam Lines | ORIC Beam Development | Schematic

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