First operation of the charge-breeder electron-cyclotron-resonance ion source at the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute

May, D. P.; Tabacaru, G.; Abegglen, F. P.; Cornelius, W. D.
February 2010
Review of Scientific Instruments;Feb2010, Vol. 81 Issue 2, p02A901
Academic Journal
The 14.5 GHz electron-cyclotron-resonance ion source (ECRIS) designed and fabricated specifically for charge breeding has been installed at the Texas A&M University Cyclotron Institute for use in the institute's ongoing radioactive-ion-beam upgrade. The initial testing of the source has just begun with magnetic analysis of the ECRIS beam. The source has only been conditioning for a brief time at low microwave power, and it is continuing to improve. After the source has been conditioned and characterized, charge-breeding trials with stable beams from a singly ionizing source will begin.


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