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Progress of the J-PARC cesiated rf-driven negative hydrogen ion source

Shinto, Katsuhiro; Okoshi, Kiyonori; Shibata, Takanori*; Nammo, Kesao*; Ikegami, Kiyoshi*; Takagi, Akira*; Namekawa, Yuya*; Ueno, Akira; Oguri, Hidetomo

AIP Conference Proceedings 2052, p.050002_1 - 050002_7, 2018/12

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:9.99

In the 2017/2018 campaign, the J-PARC cesiated rf-driven negative hydrogen (H$$^-$$) ion source producing H$$^-$$ beam with the beam current of 47 mA accomplished three long-term operations more than 2,000 hours without any serious issues. On the final day of this campaign, the ion source produced an H$$^-$$ beam current of 72 mA so that the linac commissioning group could demonstrate the beam current of 60 mA at the linac exit. We are also conducting an endurance test of a J-PARC-made antenna at a test bench. The antenna achieved the operation time approximately 1,400 hours.

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Observation of beam current fluctuation extracted from an RF-driven H$$^-$$ ion source

Shinto, Katsuhiro; Shibata, Takanori*; Miura, Akihiko; Miyao, Tomoaki*; Wada, Motoi*

AIP Conference Proceedings 2011, p.080016_1 - 080016_3, 2018/09

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:4.6

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Application of carbon nanotube wire for beam profile measurement of negative hydrogen ion beam

Miura, Akihiko; Moriya, Katsuhiro; Miyao, Tomoaki*

Proceedings of 9th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC '18) (Internet), p.5022 - 5025, 2018/06

A wire-scanner monitor using metallic wire is reliably employed for the beam-profile measurement in the J-PARC linac. Because the loading of negative hydrogen (H$$^{-}$$) ion beam on a wire increases under high-current beam operation, we focus on using a high-durability beam profile monitors by attaching another wire material. Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are made of graphite in a cylindrical shape and have a tensile strength not less than 100 times that of steel. The electric conductivity has higher than that of metals, and hardness is endured thermally around 3000$$^{circ}$$C in a vacuum circumstance. We applied the wires made from CNT to WSM and measured transverse profiles with a 3-MeV H$$^{-}$$ beam. As a result, we obtained the equivalent signal levels taken by carbon wire made of polyacrylonitrile without any damage. In this paper, the signal response when the CNT is irradiated with an H$$^{-}$$ beam and the result of beam profile measurement. In addition, the surface of CNT after 3-MeV beam operation was observed.

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Effect due to RF discharge from a high intensity H$$^-$$ ion source upon the extracted beam

Shinto, Katsuhiro; Shibata, Takanori*; Wada, Motoi*

Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.648 - 650, 2017/12

In J-PARC, peak H$$^-$$ current of several tens mA is extracted from an ion source driven by a solid-state rf amplifier with the frequency of 2 MHz for production of a cesiated hydrogen plasma. In case of the rf-driven ion source for producing the high-intensity H$$^-$$ current, the plasma density in the source chamber is so high that the ion sheath around the beam extraction area can follow the rf oscillation. The H$$^-$$ beam current fluctuation as large as approximately 1 mA was observed at the average beam current of 44 mA measured by a Faraday cup installed downstream of the ion source. The beam exhibited some fluctuation to the transverse motion as well. To further clarify this high frequency oscillation of the beam extraction sheath, we propose a measurement system using a time-resolved and highly sensitive emittance monitor in order to observe the real-time beam fluctuation in the phase space.

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Influence of 30 MHz and 2 MHz RF plasma upon plasma electrode potential in the J-PARC RF-driven H$$^-$$ ion source

Shibata, Takanori*; Takagi, Akira*; Shinto, Katsuhiro; Ikegami, Kiyoshi*; Okoshi, Kiyonori; Nammo, Kesao*; Oguri, Hidetomo; Naito, Fujio*

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For the application of bias voltage in J-PARC Radio Frequency (RF) negative ion source, characteristics of the voltage variation on the plasma electrode are investigated with different RF plasma conditions. A continuous 30 MHz RF power up to 10 - 100 W and a pulsed 2 MHz RF power up to 5 - 20 kW are injected from internal RF antenna coil. In each case, time structure of the voltage between the plasma electrode and the isolated source chamber is measured by voltage probe with different measurement resistances. Behavior of the measured voltage differs strongly whether the RF plasma is in the E mode phase by 30 MHz RF injection or in the H mode phase by 2 MHz RF injection. The results suggest that formation of capacitively coupled electric field and inductively coupled magnetic field decide the positive and the negative fluxes coming into the chamber wall. Under the same plasma condition as in the J-PARC user operation, peak value of the voltage between the source chamber and the plasma electrode is around 60 - 80 V and frequency of the voltage is a combination of 2 MHz and 30 MHz. For the continuous bias voltage application on the plasma electrode, additional distributed constant circuit to cancel these voltage oscillation and high voltage bias power supply are required.

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