Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy


Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy

  ISSN: 1818-331X (Print), 2074-0565 (Online)
  Publisher: Institute for Nuclear Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  Languages: Ukrainian, English, Russian
  Periodicity: 4 times per year

  Open access peer reviewed journal


 Home page   About 
Nucl. Phys. At. Energy 2017, volume 18, issue 2, pages 194-200.
Section: Engineering and Methods of Experiment.
Received: 15.03.2017; Accepted: 15.06.2017; Published online: 22.11.2017.
PDF Full text (ru)
https://doi.org/

Ion source based on Penning discharge for production of doubly charged helium ions

V. I. Voznyi*, D. P. Shulha, O. O. Drozdenko, M. I. Zakharets, E. A. Mironets, O. S. Brichenko

Institute of Applied Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Sumy, Ukraine

*Corresponding author. E-mail address: vozny56@gmail.com

Abstract: The article presents the results of operation of ion source with Penning discharge developed in the IAP of NAS of Ukraine to produce doubly charged helium ions He2+ beam and to increase the energy of accelerated ions up to 3.2 MeV. This energy is necessary for ERDA channel when measuring hydrogen concentration in the structural materials used in nuclear engineering. The ion source parameters are the following: discharge voltage is 6 kV, discharge current is 0.8 - 1.2 mA, the current of singly charged helium ions He+ 24 μA, the current of doubly charged helium ions He2+ 0.5 μA.

Keywords: ion source, Penning discharge, electrostatic accelerator, mass-spectrometer, ERDA, RBS.

References:

1. V. Storizhko et al. Microanalytical accelerator-based complex of IAP of NASU. Book of Abstracts of XV Intern. Conf. on Electrostatic Accelerators and Beam Technologies (2006) p. 88.

2. V.E. Storizhko et al. The Sumy scanning nuclear microprobe: Design features and first tests. Nuclear Instruments and Methods B 260 (2007) 49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2007.01.250

3. O.M. Buhay et al. Current Status of the IAP NASU Accelerator-Based Analytical Facility. Physics Procedia 66 (2015) 166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2015.05.022

4. A.B. Kramchenkov et al. Elastic recoil detection channel for hydrogen investigation in materials. Science and Innovation 6(5) (2010) 32. https://doi.org/10.15407/scin6.05.032

5. Huashun Zhang. Ion Sources (Science Press Beijing and Springer, 1999). Book

6. L.S. Glazunov et al. Multi-charged ions source. Voprosy Atomnoj Nauki i Tekhniki 3 (2011) 68. http://vant.kipt.kharkov.ua/ARTICLE/VANT_2011_3/article_2011_3_68.pdf

7. B.K. Das et al. Development of hollow anode penning ion source for laboratory application. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 669 (2012) 19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2011.12.030

8. B.K. Das, A. Shyam. Development of compact size penning ion source for compact neutron generator. Review of Scientific Instruments 79 (2008) 123305. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3054268

9. J.L. Rovey, B.P. Ruzic, T.J. Houlahan. Simple Penning ion source for laboratory research and development applications. Review of Scientific Instruments 78 (2007) 106101. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2791983

10. W.T. Lange. Gauges for ultrahigh vacuum. Physics Today 25(8) (1972) 40. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3070960

11. S.G. Karpus et al. 4He2+ and H2+ ion beam separation on "SOKOL" IBA facility. Problems of atomic science and technology. Series: Nuclear Physics Investigations 3(97) (2015) 95. http://vant.kipt.kharkov.ua/ARTICLE/VANT_2015_3/article_2015_3_95.pdf

12. V.N. Bondarenko et al. Production of double-charged 4He ions beams on the small-sized electrostatic accelerator SOKOL. Vestnik BGU. Seriya 1: Fizika, Matematika, Informatika 3 (2015) 58. (Rus) http://elib.bsu.by/bitstream/123456789/158775/1/58-62.pdf