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Title: Electron energy distribution function by using probe method in electron cyclotron resonance multicharged ion source

We are constructing a tandem type electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) ion source (ECRIS). High-energy electrons in ECRIS plasma affect electron energy distribution and generate multicharged ion. In this study, we measure electron energy distribution function (EEDF) of low energy region (≦100 eV) in ECRIS plasma at extremely low pressures (10{sup −3}–10{sup −5} Pa) by using cylindrical Langmuir probe. From the result, it is found that the EEDF correlates with the electron density and the temperature from the conventional probe analysis. In addition, we confirm that the tail of EEDF spreads to high energy region as the pressure rises and that there are electrons with high energy in ECR multicharged ion source plasma. The effective temperature estimated from the experimentally obtained EEDF is larger than the electron temperature obtained from the conventional method.
Authors:
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  1. Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22254065
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:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ECR ION SOURCES; ELECTRON CYCLOTRON-RESONANCE; ELECTRON DENSITY; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; ENERGY SPECTRA; EV RANGE 10-100; LANGMUIR PROBE; MULTICHARGED IONS; PLASMA