Design of the "half-size" ITER neutral beam source for the test facility ELISE

B. Heinemann, H. Falter, U. Fantz, P. Franzen, M. Fröschle, R. Gutser, W. Kraus, R. Nocentini, R. Riedl, E. Speth, A. Stäbler, D. Wünderlich, P. Agostinetti, T. Jiang

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In 2007 the radio frequency driven negative hydrogen ion source developed at IPP in Garching was chosen by the ITER board as the new reference source for the ITER neutral beam system. In order to support the design and the commissioning and operating phases of the ITER test facilities ISTF and NBTF in Padua, IPP is presently constructing a new test facility ELISE (Extraction from a Large Ion Source Experiment). ELISE will be operated with the so-called "half-size ITER source" which is an intermediate step between the present small IPP RF sources (1/8 ITER size) and the full size ITER source. The source will have approximately the width but only half the height of the ITER source. The modular concept with 4 drivers will allow an easy extrapolation to the full ITER size with 8 drivers. Pulsed beam extraction and acceleration up to 60 kV (corresponding to pre-acceleration voltage of SINGAP) is foreseen. The aim of the design of the ELISE source and extraction system was to be as close as possible to the ITER design; it has however some modifications allowing a better diagnostic access as well as more flexibility for exploring open questions. Therefore one major difference compared to the source of ITER, NBTF or ISTF is the possible operation in air. Specific requirements for RF sources as found on IPP test facilities BATMAN and MANITU are implemented [A. Stäbler, et al., Development of a RF-driven ion source for the ITER NBI system, SOFT Conference 2008, Fusion Engineering and Design, 84 (2009) 265-268]. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915 - 922
Number of pages8
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number2-6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Heinemann, B., Falter, H., Fantz, U., Franzen, P., Fröschle, M., Gutser, R., Kraus, W., Nocentini, R., Riedl, R., Speth, E., Stäbler, A., Wünderlich, D., Agostinetti, P., & Jiang, T. (2009). Design of the "half-size" ITER neutral beam source for the test facility ELISE. Fusion Engineering and Design, 84(2-6), 915 - 922.