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Title: Pulsed, Inductively Generated, Streaming Plasma Ion Source for Heavy Ion Fusion Linacs

Abstract

This report describes a compact, high current density, pulsed ion source, based on electrodeless, inductively driven gas breakdown, developed to meet the requirements on normalized emittance, current density, uniformity and pulse duration for an ion injector in a heavy-ion fusion driver. The plasma source produces >10 μs pulse of Argon plasma with ion current densities >100 mA/cm2 at 30 cm from the source and with strongly axially directed ion energy of about 80 eV, and sub-eV transverse temperature. The source has good reproducibility and spatial uniformity. Control of the current density during the pulse has been demonstrated with a novel modulator coil method which allows attenuation of the ion current density without significantly affecting the beam quality. This project was carried out in two phases. Phase 1 used source configurations adapted from light ion sources to demonstrate the feasibility of the concept. In Phase 2 the performance of the source was enhanced and quantified in greater detail, a modulator for controlling the pulse shape was developed, and experiments were conducted with the ions accelerated to >40 kV.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Applied Pulsed Power, Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - Office of Energy Research (ER)
OSTI Identifier:
900203
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER83147-FINAL
TRN: US0703554
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-01ER83147
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ARGON; ATTENUATION; BREAKDOWN; CURRENT DENSITY; HEAVY IONS; ION SOURCES; LIGHT IONS; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; PERFORMANCE; PLASMA; SHAPE; Ion Source; Heavy Ion Fusion; Pulsed; Inductive Electric Field; Electrodeless

Citation Formats

Steven C. Glidden, Howard D Sanders, John B. Greenly, and Daniel L. Dongwoo. Pulsed, Inductively Generated, Streaming Plasma Ion Source for Heavy Ion Fusion Linacs. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/900203.
Steven C. Glidden, Howard D Sanders, John B. Greenly, & Daniel L. Dongwoo. Pulsed, Inductively Generated, Streaming Plasma Ion Source for Heavy Ion Fusion Linacs. United States. doi:10.2172/900203.
Steven C. Glidden, Howard D Sanders, John B. Greenly, and Daniel L. Dongwoo. Fri . "Pulsed, Inductively Generated, Streaming Plasma Ion Source for Heavy Ion Fusion Linacs". United States. doi:10.2172/900203. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/900203.
@article{osti_900203,
title = {Pulsed, Inductively Generated, Streaming Plasma Ion Source for Heavy Ion Fusion Linacs},
author = {Steven C. Glidden and Howard D Sanders and John B. Greenly and Daniel L. Dongwoo},
abstractNote = {This report describes a compact, high current density, pulsed ion source, based on electrodeless, inductively driven gas breakdown, developed to meet the requirements on normalized emittance, current density, uniformity and pulse duration for an ion injector in a heavy-ion fusion driver. The plasma source produces >10 μs pulse of Argon plasma with ion current densities >100 mA/cm2 at 30 cm from the source and with strongly axially directed ion energy of about 80 eV, and sub-eV transverse temperature. The source has good reproducibility and spatial uniformity. Control of the current density during the pulse has been demonstrated with a novel modulator coil method which allows attenuation of the ion current density without significantly affecting the beam quality. This project was carried out in two phases. Phase 1 used source configurations adapted from light ion sources to demonstrate the feasibility of the concept. In Phase 2 the performance of the source was enhanced and quantified in greater detail, a modulator for controlling the pulse shape was developed, and experiments were conducted with the ions accelerated to >40 kV.},
doi = {10.2172/900203},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 28 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Fri Apr 28 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}

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