15-20 October 2017
Europe/Zurich timezone

Development of High Current Density Helicon Ion Source for DNB in VEST

17 Oct 2017, 16:30
2h 30m


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


Mr Kihyun Lee (Seoul National University)


The combined system of Charge Exchange Spectroscopy (CES) and Beam Emission Spectroscopy (BES) will be developed in Versatile Experimental Spherical Torus (VEST) to measure ion temperature and rotation velocity by not using impurity but main hydrogen ion emission line directly. Diagnostic Neutral Beam (DNB) system is needed to supply high energy neutral particles for charge exchange reaction in this system.

A 9 kW compact high-current density helicon ion source has been developed for DNB. The target beam current is set to be ~300 mA at 30 kV to get a sufficient light intensity for CES. The Helicon ion source system consists of three parts: plasma source, extraction system, and power systems. Plasma density of the plasma source is measured to be as high as ~5 x 10$^{18}$/m$^3$, indicating maximum extractable beam current density of 600 mA/cm$^2$. In order to extract ~300 mA beam current, circular hole with 8 mm diameter is chosen as extraction hole. Triode extraction system to maximize beam current density at low energy is designed. Marx modulator is developed for extraction power system. In this paper, detailed design of the hellion ion source system will be presented with initial performance data such as beam power from calorimeter measurement.

Primary author

Mr Kihyun Lee (Seoul National University)


Mr Jong Hyeon Ryu (Seoul National Unviersity) Mr Kern Lee (Seoul National Unviersity) Mr Bongki Jung (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) Prof. K.J. Chung (Seoul National University) Prof. Y.S. Hwang (Seoul National University)

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