Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy

Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy

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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.
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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:

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.


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