The first 50 keV proton beam for HINS Project at MDB.


The 50 keV protons are produced in the Ion Source, focused in the Low Energy Beam Transport system,

and then detected in the Faraday Cup. The beam pulse shown in figure below is of 15 mA current, 3 msec length,

and it is produced at a 2.5 Hz repetition rate.



The Ion Source system is shown in figure below. From left: 50 kV electronics racks,

HV transfer line, Ion Source (inside the grounded cage with copper mesh) and LEBT.

Steve Hays and Henryk Piekarz are primary authors of this system.