Off-normal and failure condition analysis of the MITICA negative-ion accelerator

Giuseppe Chitarin, Piero Agostinetti, Daniele Aprile, Nicolò Marconato, Diego Marcuzzi, Gianluigi Serianni, Pierluigi Veltri, Pierluigi Zaccaria

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The negative-ion accelerator for the MITICA neutral beam injector has been designed and optimized in order to reduce the thermo-mechanical stresses in all components below limits compatible with the required fatigue life. However, deviation from the expected beam performances can be caused by "off-normal" operating conditions of the accelerator. The purpose of the present work is to identify and analyse all the "off-normal" operating conditions, which could possibly become critical in terms of thermo-mechanical stresses or of degradation of the optical performances of the beam.
Original languageEnglish
Article number02B311
Pages (from-to)-
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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Chitarin, G., Agostinetti, P., Aprile, D., Marconato, N., Marcuzzi, D., Serianni, G., ... Zaccaria, P. (2016). Off-normal and failure condition analysis of the MITICA negative-ion accelerator. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(2), -. [02B311].