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University of Florida–led consortium to research nuclear forensics
A 16-university team of 31 scientists and engineers, under the title Consortium for Nuclear Forensics and led by the University of Florida, has been selected by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to develop the next generation of new technologies and insights in nuclear forensics.
Caichao Jiang, Chundong Hu, Yahong Xie, Yongjian Xu, Shiyong Chen, Qinglong Cui, Yuanzhe Zhao, Yuanlai Xie
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 3 | October 2017 | Pages 496-499
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1347460
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The RF ion source is the most promising ion source, which can be operated with steady state. When the Radio Frequency (RF) ion source works, the key point is how to transmit and couple the RF power to the plasma with the RF power transmission unit. In this technical note, the principle of RF matching network was analyzed and designed. The RF power transmission unit was tested on RF ion source test bed. Based on the experimental data, the function of each components of impedance-matching network is analyzed and optimized. The results show that matching network can keep high RF coupling efficiency with variable plasma parameters and decreases the reflected RF power.