The beam power produced by the negative ion source for the production of ion of deuterium extracted from RF plasma is mainly absorbed by the beam dump component which has been designed also for measuring the temperatures on the dumping panels for beam diagnostics. A finite element code has been developed to characterize, by thermo-hydraulic analysis, the sensitivity of the beam dump to the different beam parameters. The results prove the capability of diagnosing the beam divergence and the horizontal misalignment, while the entity of the halo fraction appears hardly detectable without considering the other foreseen diagnostics like tomography and beam emission spectroscopy.
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Zaupa, M., Dalla Palma, M., Sartori, E., Brombin, M., & Pasqualotto, R. (2016). SPIDER beam dump as diagnostic of the particle beam. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(11), -. [11D415]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4958906