Sep 20 – 24, 2021
America/Vancouver timezone

Comparison of Ion Source Plasma Response by Extraction Grid Bias Between Hydrogen and Deuterium Operation in NIFS-RNIS

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Poster Negative ion sources Poster Session 2


Haruhisa Nakano (National Institute for Fusion Science)


A study of hydrogen isotope effects on the negative ion source supports to development of the deuterium negative ion source based on the hydrogen negative ion source for the neutral beam injector. Comparison experiments between hydrogen and deuterium have been performed with the NIFS-RNIS on the NIFS-NBTS where low voltage can be applied on the extraction grid (extraction grid bias) in deuterium operation because high extraction voltage application is limit. A larger decrease of negative deuterium ion density than that of negative hydrogen has been observed even by the extraction grid bias. Applying the extraction grid bias with positive ion extraction polarity, the negative deuterium ion density responded while the negative hydrogen ion density did not respond. Positive ion density and potential variation by the extraction grid bias with various plasma grid bias voltages will be discussed.

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Funding Information JSPS KAKENHI(19H01883), NIFS20KLER096, NIFS21KLER110

Primary authors

Haruhisa Nakano (National Institute for Fusion Science) Engrhyt Rattanawongnara (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI) Katsuyoshi Tsumori (National Institute of Fusion Science, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Students)) Shingo Masaki Taiga Hamajima (Nagoya University) Katsunori Ikeda (National Institute for Fusion Science) Kenichi Nagaoka (National Institute of Fusion Science, Nagoya University) Yutaka Fujiwara (National Institute for Fusion Science) Masaki Osakabe (NIFS)

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