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Title: Low energy highly charged ion beam facility at Inter University Accelerator Centre: Measurement of the plasma potential and ion energy distributions

A deceleration lens coupled to one of the beam lines of the electron cyclotron resonance based low energy beam facility at Inter University Accelerator Centre is reported. This system is capable of delivering low energy (2.5 eV/q–1 keV/q) highly charged ion beams. The presence of plasma potential hinders the measurements of low energies (<50 eV), therefore, plasma potential measurements have been undertaken using a retarding plate analyzer in unison with the deceleration assembly. The distributions of the ion energies have been obtained and the effect of different source parameters on these distributions is studied.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Inter University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi 110067 (India)
  2. Department of Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110025 (India)
  3. Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489877
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; ACCELERATORS; ELECTRON CYCLOTRON-RESONANCE; ENERGY SPECTRA; EV RANGE; ION BEAMS; KEV RANGE; LENSES; PLASMA POTENTIAL