First ion source at ISOL@MYRRHA with an improved thermal profile - Theoretical considerations

Sophie Hurier, Kim Rijpstra, João Pedro Ramos, Lucia Popescu, Thomas Elias Cocolios, Ralitsa Mancheva, Katerina Chrysalidis, Sebastian Rothe, Mia Au, Alexandros Koliatos

    Research outputpeer-review


    ISOL@MYRRHA will be a new Radioactive Ion Beam (RIB) facility in Belgium based on the Isotope Separation On-Line (ISOL) technique, and stablished within the framework of MYRRHA, the world’s first large-scale accelerator driven system project at power levels scalable to industrial systems. The surface ion source, or hot cavity, is chosen as initial source for its reliability and simple design. To account for the higher flux of atoms through this cavity, a theoretical study of the processes within the ion source is discussed here, based on theoretical equations and thermal-electric simulations. In the past, the temperature was clearly identified as a key element to this source, but with the assumption that it remains constant throughout the cavity. Nonetheless, more recent thermal-electric simulations have revealed that the source Ohmic heating leads to temperature gradients along the cavity tube. The temperature profile impact on ionisation in the hot cavity will be reviewed here.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication19th International Conference on Ion Sources – ICIS2023 17/09/2023 - 22/09/2023 - Victoria, BC Canada
    PublisherIOP Publishing
    Number of pages6
    StatePublished - 19 Oct 2023
    Event2023 - ICIS: International Conference on Ion Sources - Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria
    Duration: 17 Sep 202322 Sep 2023

    Publication series

    Name Journal of Physics: Conference Series
    PublisherIOP Publishing
    ISSN (Electronic)1742-6596


    Conference2023 - ICIS
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