The development of plasma-sputter-type negative ion sources is underway for the heavy-ion-beam probe system as plasma diagnostic beams of the large helical device (LHD) for potential and fluctuation field measurements. Our purpose is to increase the doubly charged exchanged Au+ beam intensity to enhance the detection signal after passing through the plasmas of the LHD. For this purpose, the characterization of the Au- ion source and the beam optics has been carried out both experimentally and numerically. Based on these results, a new plasma-sputter-type negative ion source is designed and tested.
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