ISTF produces three white papers in 2016

The Buckley Systems / D-Pace Ion Source Test Facility (ISTF) is currently being used to research C- , H- and D- ions. The research has resulted in two papers presented at IPAC 2016 and one paper presented at NIBS 2016

Experiments have been undertaken using a TRIUMF licensed, filament-powered, volume-cusp ion source and an extensively modified, RF powered ion source licensed from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The filament cusp ion source was able to produce 400 µA of C2- using acetylene. With further development, it is hoped to progress the output towards 0.5 mA. The filament source also produced 18 mA of H- and 6 mA of D- . Experiments with the RF source have produced 10 mA of H- and 3.5 mA of D- . Copies of the white papers are available online at:

The image below shows x-x’ phase space scans obtained with the RF ion source for the 6.1 mA H- beam tune. The normalized 4-RMS emittance is 0.41 mm·mrad and contained 85% of the beam.

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