15-20 October 2017
Europe/Zurich timezone

PKGANESA: an ECRIS for Testing the Axisymmetric Magnetic Structure for the Production of Multicharged Ion Beams

16 Oct 2017, 16:30
2h 30m


Centre international de Conférence Genève (CICG). http://www.cicg.ch/
Poster presentation Production of highly charged ion beams Poster Session 1


Pierre Salou (Pantechnik)


After the development in the 90’s of the mono-charged ion source [1] based on a axisymmetric magnetic structure, the next step towards multicharged ion source has been undertaken with the Multigan ion source [2]. The preliminary results did not fully demonstrate the ability of this source to produce high charge states. Therefore, GANIL and Pantechnik got both involved in a collaboration to develop an ECRIS prototype using an optimized axisymmetric magnetic structure devoted to the production of high charge state ions at 10 GHz of RF frequency.

Magnetic structure has been designed, mechanic parts have been machined and assembled before setting this ion source called PKGANESA on a dedicated test bench at the Pantechnik company.

This contribution shall present the PKGANESA characteristics: magnetic structure, mechanical design, RF design as well as measurements done at Pantechnik on the charge states distributions obtained with Ar and the evolutions of CSD regarding RF power, bias electrodes and buffer gases.


[1] L. Maunoury et al., in Proceedings of the XIXth International Workshop on ECR, Grenoble, France, 23–26 August 2010

[2] L. Maunoury et al, Review of Scientific Instruments 83 02A338 (2012)

Primary author

Pierre Salou (Pantechnik)


Laurent Maunoury (Grand Accélérateur National d’Ions Lourds (GANIL)) Gabriel Gaubert (Pantechnik) Matthieu Michel (Grand Accélérateur National d’Ions Lourds (GANIL)) Nathalie Lecesne (Grand Accélérateur National d’Ions Lourds (GANIL)) Renan Leroy (Grand Accélérateur National d’Ions Lourds (GANIL)) Davy Besnier (Grand Accélérateur National d’Ions Lourds (GANIL))

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