Accelerator characterization of the new ion beam facility at MTA Atomki in Debrecen, Hungary

I. Rajta, I. Vajda, G. Gyürky, L. Csedreki, Z. Kiss, S. Biri, H. A.P. van Oosterhout, N. C. Podaru, D. J.W. Mous

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In this work we present the 2 MV Tandetron accelerator manufactured by High Voltage Engineering Europa (HVEE), that was installed at MTA Atomki in Debrecen, Hungary in 2015. Furthermore, we report on the first performance test of the whole facility including the calibration of the terminal voltage using accurately known resonance energies of the 27Al(p,γ)28Si and 13C(p,γ)14N reactions, as well as neutron threshold energies of the 7Li(p,n)7Be and 13C(p,n)13N reactions. The accurate energy calibration of the generating voltmeter (GVM), the good energy stability of the accelerator as well as the low energy spread of the ion beam suited the requirements of nuclear astrophysics, resonance PIGE depth profiling and the nanoprobe beamline. We have investigated whether the terminal voltage reading depends on the insulating gas pressure, and how much the stripper gas pressure modifies the beam energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018


  • Calibration
  • Electrostatic accelerators
  • Nuclear reactions resonance reactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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