Design and thermal simulations towards a high intensity radioactive ion source for ISOL@MYRRHA

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  • KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

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Abstract

MYRRHA will be the world's first large-scale Accelerator Driven System project at power levels scalable to industrial systems. ISOL@MYRRHA will produce Radioactive Ion Beams (RIBs) using the Isotope Separation On-Line (ISOL) technique, with increased isotope production by high intensity primary beams over a long period while maintaining a high-quality RIB. Higher atom flux produced prevalently affects the ISOL ion source. A surface ion source is chosen as a first source because of its reliability and simple design. To understand the hot cavity's behaviour, finite element thermal-electric simulations were performed. To start, a heating system study with experimental results from the SPES project was reproduced. This concept was then modified by: electrically insulating the source from its support, adding a feedthrough, transforming a passive thermal screen into an active part. With this heating system upgrade, the ion source temperature profile can be adjusted, especially at its exit part where high temperature is expected to play a crucial role in ion production and extraction.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Subtitle of host publication2021 - 19th International Conference on Ion Sources (ICIS)
PublisherIOP Publishing
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2021
Event2021 - International Conference on Ion Sources - TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 20 Sep 202124 Sep 2021
Conference number: 1302
https://icis2021.triumf.ca/

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference2021 - International Conference on Ion Sources
Abbreviated titleICIS 2021
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period2021-09-202021-09-24
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Keywords

  • MYRRHA, ISOL@MYRRHA, ISOL, Ion source, RIB

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