Nuclear Techniques ›› 2016, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (9): 90204-090204.doi: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2016.hjs.39.090204

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Study on ion species of vacuum arc ion source with analysis of magnetic

ZHENG Le, LONG Jidong, DONG Pan, LAN Zhaohui, PENG Yufei   

  1. Institute of Fluid Physics, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900, China
  • Received:2016-05-24 Revised:2016-07-12 Online:2016-09-10 Published:2016-09-09
  • Supported by:

    Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.11405165,No.11475156)


Background: The metallic hydrogen(deuterium)electrode vacuum arc ion source which can discharge plasma mainly containing metal ions,hydrogen ions and deuterium ions,is generally used to the ion gun or the small accelerator.Purpose: To study the deuterium ions ratio affected by the arc current,the deuterium ion ratio produced by the discharge of vacuum arc ion source with metallic deuterium electrode was measured.Methods: To separate metal ions,hydrogen ions and deuterium ions,the magnetic analysis was used.And the ions current was measured by the scintillators and Faraday cups.Results: Experimental results showed that,within a certain range of arc current,the greater the plasma density is,the change of plasma emission surface affected the collective of ions current more obviously.And within the range of 30-80 A,deuterium ion ratio increased with the arc current,but the ratio became stable when arc current exceeded 60 A.Conclusion: The magnetic analysis platform can be used to obtain the deuterium ions ration of vacuum arc ion source.Within a certain range of arc current,the arc current can increase the deuterium ions ratio.

Key words: Vacuum arc, Metallic hydrogen, Ion source, Ion species

CLC Number: 

  • TL817+.5