Anand George, Ph.D. student in residence

Deuterium research using Buckley Systems’ Ion Source Test Facility

Anand George is the latest PhD student to take advantage of Buckley Systems’ Ion Source Test Facility (ISTF). After achieving a Master of Physics at Cochin University of Science and Technology, Anand spent ten years on the research and development team at Venture Lighting, a subsidiary of Advanced Lighting Technologies LLC. His work there included developing energy efficient light sources including metal halide and thin-film coated halogen lamps.

After finding out about the ISTF at Buckley Systems, Anand saw the possibilities to further his knowledge in the plasma discharge process and high vacuum systems, applying for and winning a three year PhD scholarship from Callaghan Innovation. Under the supervision of Dr Neil Broderick from the University of Auckland, Anand’s PhD study will be based around the production of negative deuterium ions. Aside from his PhD work, Anand has also been contracted by Buckley Systems’ business partner, D-Pace to undertake experiments to increase the Hbeam current of the D-Pace filament and RF negative hydrogen ion sources and to design better cooling systems for the ceramic window of the RF source. Buckley Systems is pleased to welcome Anand and his young family to New Zealand and is looking forward to helping him with his research.

This piece was reprinted by D-Pace, Inc. from the Buckley Systems Spring 2018 technical bulletin with permission from Buckley Systems Ltd. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.