A Cost-Effective Microwave Ion Source Test Stand

Cetinkaya H., Algin E., Turemen G., Dogan U., ŞAHİN YALÇIN L.

IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol.48, no.6, pp.2132-2137, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tps.2020.2986416
  • Journal Name: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.2132-2137
  • Keywords: Plasmas, Electrodes, Particle beams, Ion sources, Protons, Prototypes, Ion sources, protons, solenoids, TRIPS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


© 1973-2012 IEEE.Turkish Accelerator Center (TAC) Proton Accelerator Facility (PAF) is a project proposal that aims to build a megawatt (MW) power proton accelerator in Turkey. The proton source of this project was chosen as a microwave discharge ion source due to its long life time, its high current, and its lower maintenance requirements when compared with other ion source types. A microwave discharge ion source test stand was built to gain experience for TAC PAF and for similar projects requiring high beam current in Turkey. A magnetron with 2.45-GHz frequency, 50-Hz repetition rate, and 150-W fixed power was used to create the hydrogen plasma. Two different electrode systems were experimented: the first design consists of 2-mm radius plasma electrode that extracts beam currents up to 0.75 mA and the second design consists of 4-mm radius plasma electrode that extracts beam currents up to 5.2 mA.