Ion beam emittance from an ECRIS

P. Spädtke, R. Lang, J. Mäder, F. Maimone, B. R. Schlei, K. Tinschert, S. Biri, R. Rácz

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Simulation of ion beam extraction from an Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source (ECRIS) is a fully 3 dimensional problem, even if the extraction geometry has cylindrical symmetry. Because of the strong magnetic flux density, not only the electrons are magnetized but also the Larmor radius of ions is much smaller than the geometrical dimension of the plasma chamber (Ø 64 × 179 mm). If we assume that the influence of collisions is small on the path of particles, we can do particle tracking through the plasma if the initial coordinates of particles are known. We generated starting coordinates of plasma ions by simulation of the plasma electrons, accelerated stochastically by the 14.5 GHz radio frequency power fed to the plasma. With that we were able to investigate the influence of different electron energies on the extracted beam. Using these assumptions, we can reproduce the experimental results obtained 10 years ago, where we monitored the beam profile with the help of viewing targets. Additionally, methods have been developed to investigate arbitrary 2D cuts of the 6D phase space. To this date, we are able to discuss full 4D information. Currently, we extend our analysis tool towards 5D and 6D, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02A724
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016

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  • Instrumentation

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    Spädtke, P., Lang, R., Mäder, J., Maimone, F., Schlei, B. R., Tinschert, K., Biri, S., & Rácz, R. (2016). Ion beam emittance from an ECRIS. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(2), [02A724].