Injectors and Ion Sources

  • T. S. Green
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 178)


Ion injectors, i.e., sources of low-to-medium energy ions, have developed rapidly in recent years. For many years designs were dominated by the duoplasmatron coupled to expansion cups which formed an effective “cathode” for an ion accelerator. Thus, the sources, accelerators, and eventually beam transport were very closely coupled. More recently the breakdown of the elements of an injector into separate components (see Fig. 1):
  • plasma generator

  • accelerator

  • low energy beam transport

has lead progressively to optimization within each component and a fuller appreciation of the interactions between them.


Space Charge Primary Electron Thermal Electron Plasma Boundary Beam Transport 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. S. Green
    • 1
  1. 1.UKAEA Culham LaboratoryAbingdon, OxonEngland

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