Particle transport and heat loads in NIO1

N. Fonnesu, M. Cavenago, G. Serianni, P. Veltri

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NIO1 is a compact radio frequency ion source designed to generate a 60 kV-135 mA hydrogen negative ion beam and it aims at continuous operation, which implies a detailed thermo-mechanical analysis of the beam-facing components, in particular, the accelerator grids. A 3D analysis of the entire NIO1 beam has been performed for the first time with a fully 3D version of EAMCC, a relativistic particle tracking code for the calculation of the grid power deposition induced by particle impacts. According to the results presented in this paper, secondary and co-extracted electrons cause a non-negligible heat load on the grids, where different high-power density regions, within reasonable sustainable standard limits, are calculated.
Original languageEnglish
Article number02B905
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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Fonnesu, N., Cavenago, M., Serianni, G., & Veltri, P. (2016). Particle transport and heat loads in NIO1. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(2), -. [02B905].