Optimization of the electrostatic and magnetic field configuration in the MITICA accelerator

G. Chitarin, P. Agostinetti, H.P.L. De Esch, D. Marcuzzi, N. Marconato, E. Sartori, G. Serianni, P. Sonato, P. Veltri, P. Zaccaria

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MITICA (Megavolt ITER Injector Concept Advancement) is a test facility for the development of a full-size heating and current drive neutral beam injectors for the ITER Tokamak reactor. The optimized electrostatic and magnetic configuration has been defined by means of an iterative optimization involving all the physics and the engineering aspects. The acceleration grids have been designed considering optical performances and mechanical constraints related to embedded magnets, to cooling channels, to the grid stiffness and manufacturability. A combination of "local" vertical field and horizontal "long range" field has been found to be the most effective set-up for ion extraction, beam focusing and minimization and equalization of thermo-mechanical loads and minimal number of electrons exiting the accelerator. © 2013 Consorzio RFX Associazione Euratom ENEA sulla Fusione.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507 - 511
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Chitarin, G., Agostinetti, P., De Esch, H. P. L., Marcuzzi, D., Marconato, N., Sartori, E., ... Zaccaria, P. (2013). Optimization of the electrostatic and magnetic field configuration in the MITICA accelerator. Fusion Engineering and Design, 88(6-8), 507 - 511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2013.02.052