15-20 October 2017
Europe/Zurich timezone

Recent improvements of the LPSC Charge Breeder

17 Oct 2017, 16:30
2h 30m


Centre international de Conférence Genève (CICG). http://www.cicg.ch/
Poster presentation Radioactive ion beams, charge breeders and polarized beams Poster Session 2


Julien ANGOT (CNRS - IN2P3)


The LPSC ion sources team develops the Phoenix Charge Breeder since 2000. The performances have been improved over time acting on the 1$^{+}$ and N$^{+}$ beam optics, the base vacuum and the 1$^{+}$ beam injection. A new objective is to increase significantly the plasma chamber volume to improve the plasma confinement, enhance the higher charge state production and the 1$^{+}$, N$^{+}$efficiencies, and improve the ion source tunability. A development plan has been defined to modify the ion source magnetic structure accordingly with several steps in the period 2017 - 2020. The first iteration consists in increasing the axial magnetic field at injection from 1.2 T to 1.6 T by adding a plug under vacuum. It has been implemented in April 2017 and the efficiencies have been measured for gaseous and alkalis 1$^{+}$ beams. The results together with the foreseen evolution of the source will be presented.

Primary author

Julien ANGOT (CNRS - IN2P3)


Thomas Thuillier Mr Patrick SOLE (CNRS - IN2P3) Mr Josua JACOB (CNRS - IN2P3) Thierry Lamy (LPSC Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie (LPSC)) Mr Laurent BONNY (UGA)

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