Production of high charge state ions with the Advanced Electron Cyclotron Resonance ion source at LBNL

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Production of high charge state ions with the Advanced Electron Cyclotron Resonance ion source (AECR) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has been significantly improved by application of various new techniques. Heating the plasma simultaneously with microwaves of two frequencies (10 and 14 GHz) has increased the production of very high charge state heavy ions. The two-frequency technique provides extra electron cyclotron resonance heating zone as compared to the single-frequency heating and improves the heating of the plasma electrons. Aluminum oxide on the plasma chamber surface improves the production of cold electrons at the chamber surfaces and increases the performance ... continued below

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Xie, Zu Qi & Lyneis, C.M. September 1, 1995.

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Production of high charge state ions with the Advanced Electron Cyclotron Resonance ion source (AECR) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has been significantly improved by application of various new techniques. Heating the plasma simultaneously with microwaves of two frequencies (10 and 14 GHz) has increased the production of very high charge state heavy ions. The two-frequency technique provides extra electron cyclotron resonance heating zone as compared to the single-frequency heating and improves the heating of the plasma electrons. Aluminum oxide on the plasma chamber surface improves the production of cold electrons at the chamber surfaces and increases the performance of the AECR. Fully stripped argon ions, {gt} 5 enA, were produced and directly identified by the source charge state analyzing system. High charge state ion beams of bismuth and uranium, such as {sup 209}Bi{sup 51+} and {sup 238}U{sup 53+}, were produced by the source and accelerated by the 88-Inch Cyclotron to energies above 6 MeV/nucleon for the first time. To further increase the production of high charge state ions to support the nuclear science research programs at the 88-Inch Cyclotron, an upgrade is taking place to increase the AECR magnetic field strengths and mirror ratios to improve the plasma confinement. Conceptual design is underway for a 3rd Generation ECR that uses superconducting magnets to reach higher magnetic field strengths and higher mirror ratios, high secondary emission chamber walls to increase the yield of cold electrons at the chamber surfaces and microwaves of multiple frequencies to improve plasma heating.

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  • 6. international conference on ion sources, Whistler (Canada), 10-16 Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE96004746
  • Report No.: LBL--37851
  • Report No.: CONF-9509125--18
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 199211
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670911

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Xie, Zu Qi & Lyneis, C.M. Production of high charge state ions with the Advanced Electron Cyclotron Resonance ion source at LBNL, article, September 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670911/: accessed January 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.