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Title: Liquid metal ion source assembly for external ion injection into an electron string ion source (ESIS)

An assembly for a commercial Ga{sup +} liquid metal ion source in combination with an ion transportation and focusing system, a pulse high-voltage quadrupole deflector, and a beam diagnostics system has been constructed in the framework of the iThemba LABS (Cape Town, South Africa)—JINR (Dubna, Russia) collaboration. First, results on Ga{sup +} ion beam commissioning will be presented. Outlook of further experiments for measurements of charge breeding efficiency in the electron string ion source with the use of external injection of Ga{sup +} and Au{sup +} ion beams will be reported as well.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1] ; ; ; ; ;  [3]
  1. iThemba LABS, P.O. Box 722, Somerset West 7130 (South Africa)
  2. (South Africa)
  3. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Joloit-Curie 6, 141980 Dubna, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22482914
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRONS; FOCUSING; GALLIUM IONS; GOLD IONS; ION BEAMS; ION SOURCES; LIQUID METALS; PULSES