ECR Ion Source - pictures and construction details ...

For the design and construction details of ion guns, necessary for more advanced designs and lower vacuums.
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Werner Engel
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ECR Ion Source - pictures and construction details ...

Post by Werner Engel » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:07 pm

Philipp + Werner visited the Plasma Physics Institute at the University in Vienna. We were looking at an experiment based on an Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source. They call it SOPHIE – as to be seen on the SCADA screenshot. Interesting to me was the ion source as it could be modified to use deuterium too. In the attached paper there is a detailed description of the components and amplifiers used to generate the plasma. Some very nice ideas, like placing the PTFE window between the RF source and the waveguide inside the plasma chamber at an angle of 90° - this avoids metal sputtering!

Please see the paper with the construction sketch: ... iption.pdf

Big thanks to Florian and Elisabeth who showed us around and explained every question we asked – regardless of the depth of technical details!
SOPIEHS Quadrupol.jpg
SOPIE with 3 beamlines.jpg
SOPHIEs Vacuum SCADA.jpg
SOPHIE ECR Ion Source.jpg

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Re: ECR Ion Source - pictures and construction details ...

Post by Richard Hull » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:07 am

Good ion guns....Powerful ion guns...They are not trivial items. Thanks for the images.

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