PKISIS - 5 mA Uranium Beam

 

PKISIS - 5 mA Uranium BeamIn cooperation with our French collaborators, The PKISIS (Pantechnik Indian Superconducting Ion Source) with superconducting coils for axial and permanent magnets for radial magnetic field has been recently commissioned at Mumbai. The PKISIS has the capability of achieving over 5 mA of Natural Uranium Ion Beam working at 18 Ghz with a 2.1 T magnetic field. This is the only kind of an ion source in the world. PK-ISIS is also conceived to be used in a High-Voltage platform. A 300 kV platform has been designed including beam analysis and an acceleration column. 

PANTECHNIK has developed and improved its family of ECRIS in collaboration with research laboratories like GANIL and LPSC in France and NSC in India. From this collaboration, the first ECRIS using He-free High Temperature Superconducting wire technology (HTS) was born in 2002: PK-DELIS. The goals of that development were to reduce the power consumption of the coils from 200 kW to 15 kW, to avoid liquid He in the superconducting coils and to demonstrate the feasibility of such hybrid HTS with permanent magnet (for the radial magnetic field) source. PK-DELIS works since then successfully at New Delhi. The new upgraded version of PKDELIS is conceived for reaching optimum performances at 18 GHz RF frequency. Moving to this direction, PK-ISIS, our new source, has much higher axial and radial magnetic fields (2.2 T axial Binj and 1.4 T radial field in the wall), a larger plasma volume,  Variable Bmin via an independent coil and a large and opened extraction region. Moreover, PK-ISIS integrates modern design concepts, like RF direct injection, DC-bias moving disk, out-of axis oven and axial sputtering facility for metal beams. 

PK-ISIS is expected to deliver 5 to 10 times more beam intensity than the original PK-DELIS and/or shifting the charge state distribution to higher values. Differently from the first version, PKISIS will be built with Low Temperature Superconducting wire technology (LTS), but will keep the He free concept, extremely important for a reliable and easy operation.