At National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), a multi-ampere negative ion source is used to support the RandD on H-production, extraction, and acceleration. In this contribution, we study the characteristics of the acceleration system of this source, in order to characterize the beam optics at different operational conditions. A dedicated experimental campaign was carried out at NIFS, using as main diagnostic the infra-red imaging of the beam profiles. The experimental measurements are also compared with 3D numerical simulations, in order to validate the codes and to assess their degree of reliability. The simulations show a satisfactory agreement with the experimental results.
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Veltri, P., Antoni, V., Agostinetti, P., Brombin, M., Ikeda, K., Kisaki, M., ... Tsumori, K. (2016). Optics of the NIFS negative ion source test stand by infrared calorimetry and numerical modelling. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(2), -. [02B908]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4932982