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Title: Progress of a room temperature electron cyclotron resonance ion source using evaporative cooling technology at Institute of Modern Physics

A new room temperature ECR ion source, Lanzhou Electron Cyclotron Resonance ion source No. 4 (LECR4, previously named DRAGON), is under intense construction at Institute of Modern Physics. LECR4 is designed to operate with 18 GHz microwave frequency. The maximum axial magnetic fields are 2.3 T at injection and 1.3 T at extraction, and the radial field at the plasma chamber wall of 76 mm inner diameter is 1.0–1.2 T. One of the unique features for LECR4 is that its axial solenoids are winded with solid square copper wires which are immersed in a kind of special evaporative cooling medium for cooling purpose. Till now, a prototype of the cooling system has been successfully constructed and tested, which has demonstrated that the cooling efficiency of the designed system could meet the requirements of LECR4 under the routine operation conditions. All the main components of the ion source have been completed. Assembly and commissioning is ongoing. The latest developments and test results will be presented in this paper.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 73000 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. Institute of Electrical Engineering, CAS, Beijing 100190 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22254037
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 2; Conference: ICIS 2011: 14. international conference on ion sources, Giardini-Naxos, Sicily (Italy), 12-16 Sep 2011; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; COMMISSIONING; COOLING SYSTEMS; COPPER; ECR ION SOURCES; EVAPORATIVE COOLING; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MICROWAVE RADIATION; PLASMA; SOLENOIDS