NIO1 diagnostics

B. Zaniol, M. Barbisan, M. Cavenago, M. De Muri, A. Mimo, R. Pasqualotto, G. Serianni

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The radio frequency ion source NIO1, jointly developed by Consorzio RFX and INFN-LNL, will generate a 60kV-135mA hydrogen negative ion beam, composed of 9 beamlets over an area of about 40 × 40mm2. This experiment will operate in continuousmode and in conditions similar to those foreseen for the larger ion sources of the Neutral Beam Injectors for ITER. Themodular design of NIO1 is convenient to address the several still open important issues related to beam extraction, optics, and performance optimization. To this purpose a set of diagnostics is being implemented. Electric and water cooling plant relatedmeasurements will allowmonitoring current, pressure, flow, and temperature. The plasma in the source will be characterized by emission spectroscopy, cavity ring-down and laser absorption spectroscopy. The accelerated beam will be analyzed with a fast emittance scanner, its intensity profile and divergence with beam emission spectroscopy and visible tomography. The power distribution of the beam on the calorimeter will bemonitored by thermocouples and by an infrared camera. This contribution presents the implementation and initial operation of some of these diagnostics in the commissioning phase of the experiment, in particular the cooling water calorimetry and emission spectroscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, NIBS 2014 - Garching, Germany
Duration: 8 Apr 2015 → …


Conference4th International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, NIBS 2014
Period8/4/15 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Zaniol, B., Barbisan, M., Cavenago, M., De Muri, M., Mimo, A., Pasqualotto, R., & Serianni, G. (2015). NIO1 diagnostics. Paper presented at 4th International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, NIBS 2014, Garching, Germany.