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Title: On the role of electron energy distribution function in double frequency heating of electron cyclotron resonance ion source plasmas

Double frequency heating (DFH) is a tool to improve the output of highly charged ions particularly from modern electron cyclotron resonance ion source installations with very high RF-frequencies. In order to gain information on the DFH-mechanism and on the role of the lower injected frequency we have carried out a series of dedicated experiments where we have put emphasis on the creation of a discrete resonance surface also for this lower frequency. Our well-established method of inserting an emissive MD (metal-dielectric) liner into the plasma chamber of the source is used in these experiments as a tool of investigation. In this way, the electron temperature and density for both ECR zones is increased in a controlled manner, allowing conclusions on the role of the change of the electron-energy-distribution function with and without DFH.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Bucharest (Romania)
  2. Institut für Kernphysik der J. W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt/Main (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22254131
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:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; ECR ION SOURCES; ELECTRON CYCLOTRON-RESONANCE; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; ENERGY SPECTRA; HEATING; INSTALLATION; LINERS; PLASMA PRODUCTION