In view of the realization of the negative ion beam injectors for ITER, a test facility, named SPIDER, is under construction in Padova (Italy) to study and optimize production and extraction of negative ions. The present paper is devoted to the analysis of the expected first operations of SPIDER in terms of single-beamlet and multiple-beamlet simulations of the hydrogen beam optics in various operational conditions. The effectiveness of the methods adopted to compensate for the magnetic deflection of the particles is also assessed. Indications for a sequence of the experimental activities are obtained.
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Serianni, G., Agostinetti, P., Antoni, V., Baltador, C., Cavenago, M., Chitarin, G., ... Veltri, P. (2016). Numerical simulations of the first operational conditions of the negative ion test facility SPIDER. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(2), -. [02B927]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4935209