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Title: A new solid state extractor pulser for the FNAL magnetron ion source

A new solid state extractor pulser has been installed on the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) magnetron ion source, replacing a vacuum tube style pulser that was used for over 40 years. The required ion source extraction voltage is 35 kV for injection into the radio frequency quadrupole. At this voltage, the old pulser had a rise time of over 150 μs due to the current limit of the vacuum tube. The new solid state pulsers are capable of 50 kV, 100 A peak current pulses and have a rise time of 9 μs when installed in the operational system. This paper will discuss the pulser design and operational experience to date.
Authors:
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  1. Proton Source Department, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22483009
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; CURRENTS; DESIGN; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR; ION SOURCES; MAGNETRONS; PEAKS; PULSE RISE TIME; PULSES; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; SOLIDS