Observations of the frequency tuning effect in the 14 GHz CAPRICE ion source

Celona, L.; Ciavola, G.; Consoli, F.; Gammino, S.; Maimone, F.; Mascali, D.; Spädtke, P.; Tinschert, K.; Lang, R.; Mäder, J.; Roßbach, J.; Barbarino, S.; Catalano, R. S.
February 2008
Review of Scientific Instruments;Feb2008, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p023305
Academic Journal
A set of measurements with the CAPRICE ion source at the GSI test bench has been carried out to investigate its behavior in terms of intensity and shape of the extracted beam when the microwaves generating the plasma sweep in a narrow range of frequency (±40 MHz) around the klystron center frequency (14.5 GHz). Remarkable variations have been observed depending on the source and the beamline operating parameters, confirming that a frequency dependent electromagnetic distribution is preserved even in the presence of plasma inside the source. Moreover, these observations confirm that the frequency tuning is a powerful method to optimize the electron cyclotron resonance ion source performances. A description of the experimental setup and of the obtained results is given in the following.


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