15-20 October 2017
Europe/Zurich timezone

Long-Term Performance of CW Negative Hydrogen Ion Source at BINP Tandem Accelerator

17 Oct 2017, 16:30
2h 30m


Centre international de Conférence Genève (CICG). http://www.cicg.ch/
Poster presentation Negative ion sources Poster Session 2


Andrey Sanin (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics)


An 8 mA CW surface-plasma negative hydrogen ion source [1] has been routinely used during last decade for proton beam production at 2 MeV vacuum insulation tandem accelerator at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics. Continuous 4–6 hours dc runs of the source were regularly produced, and proton beam with current > 5 mA was accelerated [2].
The source uses the hydrogen-cesium Penning discharge with plasma injection from hollow cathodes. The negative hydrogen ions are produced due to surface-plasma mechanism on the anode electrode, covered by cesium, and are accelerated with the triode ion-optical system. It is important to note, that the only one source unit was used during the indicated ten-year period, and only a few upgrades of the source construction with replacement of the worn elements were made. Data on source performance, upgrades and maintenance statistics during long term exploitation will be presented and discussed.


[1] Yu. Belchenko, A. Sanin, I. Gusev, et. al., Rev. Sci. Instrum., vol.79, 02A521, (2008).

[2] A.A. Ivanov, D.A. Kasatov, A.M. Koshkarev, A.N. Makarov, Yu.M. Ostreinov, I.N. Sorokin, S.Yu. Taskaev, I.M. Shchudlo, Technical Physics Letters, 2016, Vol. 42, No. 6, pp. 607–610.

Primary authors

Yury Belchenko (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics) Prof. Aleksander Ivanov (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics) Mr Aleksander Kuznetsov (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics) Andrey Sanin (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics) Mr Valery Savkin (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics) Mr Ivan Shchudlo (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics) Dr Igor Sorokin (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics) Mr Peter Zubarev (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics)

Presentation materials

There are no materials yet.