Production of intense highly charged ion beams with SERSE

Gammino S., Celona L., Ciavola G., Castro M., Chines F., Marletta S.
INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Via S. Sofia 44, 95123 Catania, Italy

Melin G., Brian P., Girard A., Ludwig P., Seyfert P., Guillaume D.
CEA/DRFMC, 17, Rue des Martyrs, 38041 Grenoble, France

The source SERSE is operational at LNS since June 1998 and many improvements have been carried out in this period. The frequency has been increased from 14.5 GHz to 18 GHz and the use of two frequency heating has given positive results. Metallic ion production has been tested by means of a high temperature oven and the preliminary results are described.

Tests of magnetic field scaling and frequency scaling have confirmed the results of previous tests with SC-ECRIS at lower frequency and seems to suggest that the upgrading of the source to higher frequency may be considered.

Presenting Author : Ciavola G.
Presentation : Oral
Monday 09:30