Development of a 20 mA negative hydrogen ion source for cyclotrons

H. Etoh, M. Onai, Y. Arakawa, Y. Aoki, H. Mitsubori, J. Sakuraba, T. Kato, T. Mitsumoto, S. Yajima, A. Hatayama, Y. Okumura

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Abstract

A cesiated DC negative ion source has been developed for proton cyclotrons in medical applications. A continuous H- beam of 23 mA was stably extracted at an arc power of 3 kW. The beam current gradually decreases with a constant arc power and without additional Cs injection and the decay rate was about 0.03 mA (0.14%) per hour. A feedback control system that automatically adjusts the arc power to stabilize the beam current is able to keep the beam current constant at ±0.04 mA (±0.2%).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, NIBS 2016
EditorsDan Faircloth
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735415492
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 9
Event5th International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, NIBS 2016 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2016 Sep 122016 Sep 16

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1869
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other5th International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, NIBS 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period16/9/1216/9/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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