A high voltage pulser up to 50 kV, with a main pulse of 2 μs time duration, was realized using a fast high voltage capacitor of 150 nF (50 kV) connected to the ground by a homemade spark-gap. The circuit, contained in a metallic box to avoid irradiation, had short electric connections in order to reduce the inductances. The diagnostic was performed by two systems: a self-integrating Rogowski coil and an integrator connected to a current transformer, both suitable for pulses longer than 1 μs. To focus ion beams with energy reaching 40 keV, we made two solenoids having an inductance of 3.6 and 16 μH which were fed by the current generated by the pulser up to 12 kA, 1 μs at 50 kV of charging voltage of capacitor. The measurements determined a magnetic field at the solenoid center of 0.61 T for the more inductive solenoid and 1.14 T for the other one.
24 Apr 2014
Volume: 508 Issue: 1 Pages: 012022
Journal of Physics: Conference Series