Application of compact electron cyclotron resonance ion source

M. Muramatsu, A. Kitagawa, Y. Iwata, H. Ogawa, S. Hojo, T. Kubo, Y. Kato, S. Biri, E. Fekete, Y. Yoshida, A. G. Drentje

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)


The compact electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) ion source with a permanent magnet configuration (Kei2 source) has been developed at National Institute of Radiological Sciences for a new carbon therapy facility. The Kei2 source was designed for production of C4+ ions; its performance such as beam intensity and stability has already reached the medical requirements. Therefore, the prototype development of the source for medical use is essentially finished. Recently, we have started a few studies on other applications of the source. One is the production of fullerenes in the ECR plasma and modified fullerenes with various atoms for new materials. A second application is the production of multiply charged ions (not only carbon) for ion implantation. In this paper, some basic experiments for these applications are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02A328
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 7 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Application of compact electron cyclotron resonance ion source'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Muramatsu, M., Kitagawa, A., Iwata, Y., Ogawa, H., Hojo, S., Kubo, T., Kato, Y., Biri, S., Fekete, E., Yoshida, Y., & Drentje, A. G. (2008). Application of compact electron cyclotron resonance ion source. Review of Scientific Instruments, 79(2), [02A328].