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Ion Source for 10 sec Diagnostic Neutral Beam

I. A. Prokhorov et al.

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 63 / Number 1T / May 2013 / Pages 349-351


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The ion source for along pulse operating diagnostic neutral beam injector has been developed. The ion source has to form an 8 A, 60 keV hydrogen ion beam. The ion source consists of an RF-plasma driver and a four grids ion-optical system. Both ion-optical system and plasma driver have an augmented water-cooling system. Geometry of the ion-optical system was optimized by the numerical simulations in order to achieve the minimal beam angular divergence. The performance of the developed water-cooling system of the ion source was numerically simulated. Design of the developed ion source and experimental and numerical simulations results are presented in the paper.

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