3D-full wave and kinetics numerical modelling of electron cyclotron resonance ion sources plasma: steps towards self-consistency

  • David Mascali
  • Giuseppe TorrisiEmail author
  • Lorenzo Neri
  • Gino Sorbello
  • Giuseppe Castro
  • Luigi Celona
  • Santo Gammino
Regular Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical issue: Theory and Applications of the Vlasov Equation. Guest editors: Francesco Pegoraro, Francesco Califano, Giovanni Manfredi and Philip J. Morrison


Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR) ion Sources are the most performing machines for the production of intense beams of multi-charged ions in fundamental science, applied physics and industry. Investigation of plasma dynamics in ECRIS still remains a challenge. A better comprehension of electron heating, ionization and diffusion processes, ion confinement and ion beam formation is mandatory in order to increase ECRIS performances both in terms of output beams currents, charge states, beam quality (emittance minimization, beam halos suppression, etc.). Numerical solution of Vlasov equation via kinetic codes coupled to FEM solvers is ongoing at INFN-LNS, based on a PIC strategy. Preliminary results of the modeling will be shown about wave-plasma interaction and electron-ion confinement: the obtained results are very helpful to better understand the influence of the different parameters (especially RF frequency and power) on the ion beam formation mechanism.


Electron Cyclotron Resonance Rectangular Waveguide Vlasov Equation Plasma Chamber Plasma Density Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Mascali
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Torrisi
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Lorenzo Neri
    • 1
  • Gino Sorbello
    • 1
    • 3
  • Giuseppe Castro
    • 1
  • Luigi Celona
    • 1
  • Santo Gammino
    • 1
  1. 1.INFN – Laboratori Nazionali del SudCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Universitá Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, delle Infrastrutture e dell’Energia Sostenibile (DIIES)Reggio CalabriaItaly
  3. 3.Universitá degli Studi di Catania, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica Elettronica ed InformaticaCataniaItaly

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