Development of negative heavy ion sources for plasma potential measurement

M. Sasao, Y. Okabe, A. Fujisawa, J. Fujita, H. Yamaoka, M. Wada

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A plasma sputter negative ion source was evaluated for its applicability for measuring the plasma potentials in fusion devices. Both the beam current density and the beam energy spread are key issues for this application. The energy spectra of self-extracted Au- beams from the source were measured under the condition of a constant work function of the production surface. The FWHM increases from 3 to 9 eV monotonically as the target voltage increases from 50 to 300 V, independently from the target surface work function of 2.2-3 eV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2726-2728
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation


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