Design of a beam emission spectroscopy diagnostic for negative ions radio frequency source SPIDER

B. Zaniol, R. Pasqualotto, M. Barbisan

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A facility will be built in Padova (Italy) to develop, commission, and optimize the neutral beam injection system for ITER. The full scale prototype negative ion radio frequency source SPIDER, featuring up to 100 kV acceleration voltage, includes a full set of diagnostics, required for safe operation and to measure and optimize the beam performance. Among them, beam emission spectroscopy (BES) will be used to measure the line integrated beam uniformity, divergence, and neutralization losses inside the accelerator (stripping losses). In the absence of the neutralization stage, SPIDER beam is mainly composed by H-or D-particles, according to the source filling gas. The capability of a spectroscopic diagnostic of an H-(D-) beam relies on the interaction of the beam particles with the background gas particles. The BES diagnostic will be able to acquire the H (D) spectrum from up to 40 lines of sight. The system is capable to resolve stripping losses down to 2 keV and to measure beam divergence with an accuracy of about 10. The design of this diagnostic is reported, with discussion of the layout and its components, together with simulations of the expected performance. © 2012 Euratom.
Original languageEnglish
Article number043117
Pages (from-to)-
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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