Visible light emission of electron cyclotron resonance plasmas

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Electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasmas generated by microwave and confined by magnetic field are, in most cases, generated for highly charged ion production followed by injection of them into an accelerator. The ECR plasma itself usually cannot be seen because it is deeply hidden in the center of the facility. In the Institute of Nuclear Research (ATOMKI), the ECR ion source (ECRIS) operates as a stand-alone device, and this independence opens a possibility for us to look in the plasma chamber during an almost normal operation. High-resolution visible light photographs of the ATOMKI ECRIS plasma were taken and presented here.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5772020
Pages (from-to)2462-2463
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number11 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2011



  • Ion sources
  • plasma diagnostics
  • plasma sources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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