Design of a low voltage, high current extraction system for the ITER Ion Source

P. Agostinetti, V. Antoni, M. Cavenago, H.P.L. De Esch, G. Fubiani, D. Marcuzzi, S. Petrenko, N. Pilan, W. Rigato, G. Serianni, M. Singh, P. Sonato, P. Veltri, P. Zaccaria

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Abstract

A Test Facility is planned to be built in Padova to assemble and test the Neutral Beam Injector for ITER. In the same Test Facility the Ion Source will be tested in a dedicated facility planned to operate in parallel to the main 1 MV facility. Purpose of the full size Ion Source is to optimize the Ion Source performance by maximizing the extracted negative ion current density and its spatial uniformity and by minimizing the ratio of co-extracted electrons. In this contribution the design of the extractor and accelerator grids for a 100 kV, 60 A system is presented. The trajectories of the negative ions, calculated with the SLACCAD code [1], have been benchmarked by a new 2D code (BYPO [2]) which solves in a self consistent way the electric fields in presence of electric charge and magnetic fields. The energy flux intercepted by the grids is estimated by using the Montecarlo code EAMCC [3] and the grids designed according to the constraints set by the permanent magnets and by the cooling channels. The interaction of backstreaming ions due to the ionization process with the grids and the Ion Source backplate is investigated and its impact on the project and performance discussed. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources - , France
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …

Conference

Conference1st International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources
CountryFrance
Period1/1/09 → …

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Agostinetti, P., Antoni, V., Cavenago, M., De Esch, H. P. L., Fubiani, G., Marcuzzi, D., Petrenko, S., Pilan, N., Rigato, W., Serianni, G., Singh, M., Sonato, P., Veltri, P., & Zaccaria, P. (2009). Design of a low voltage, high current extraction system for the ITER Ion Source. Paper presented at 1st International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, France. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3112529