Ion Source
Ions are produced in an ion source in the central region of the accelerator. Gas flows into a cylindrical chimney where a high voltage arc ionizes the gas. The chimney contains a small aperture through which the ions are pulled by an electrode of the RF system.

Typical gas feeds are hydrogen for proton beam production, deuterium for deuteron beam production, and helium for alpha beams.

Overview | ORIC Ion Source | Magnet System | RF System | Extraction System | Beam Lines | ORIC Beam Development | Schematic

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