Construction of Rb Charge Exchange Cell and Characteristic Experiment for He- Ion Production

He음이온 생성을 위한 Rb전하교환기의 제작 및 특성실험

  • Hee-Seock LEE (Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National Univeristy) ;
  • Jun-Gyo BAK (Department of Nuclear Engineering) ;
  • Hae-iLL BAK (Deaprtment of Nuclear Engineering)
  • Published : 1991.12.01


The Rb charge exchange cell is constructed as the He- ion source of the SNU 1.5- MV Tandem Van do Graaff accelerator. The characteristic experiment is carried out in order to determine the optimum operational conditions of the cell. The $He^{+}$ ion beam with the energy of 1~10 keV, extracted from the duoplasmatron ion source, is passed through the Rb vapor to become He- ions by the two step charge exchange reaction, i.e., $He^{+}\;+\;Rb\;{\rightarrow}\;He^{\circ\ast}\;+\;Rb^{+}\;and\;He^{\circ\ast}\;+\;Rb\;{\rightarrow}\;He^{-}\;+\;Rb^{+}$. From the experimental results, it is found that the maximum fractional yield of $He^{-}$ ions is produced at He+ ion energy of 7 keV. The optimum temperatures of the oven and the canal are determined to be $370\;^{\circ}C{\;}and{\;}95^{\circ}C$ respectively. Under the optimum operational condition the maximum fractional yield of $He^{-}$ ions is $2.42\pm0.02%$ This charge exchange cell is proved to be an effective system for the production of He- ions.