Author: Sekine, M.
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THPB037 Iron Beam Acceleration with DPIS 936
  • M. Okamura
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  • P.J. Jandovitz
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • T. Kanesue
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • M. Sekine
    RLNR, Tokyo, Japan
  • T. Yamamoto
    RISE, Tokyo, Japan
  Funding: The work supported by US. DOE and RIKEN Japan.
It has been proved that direct plasma Injection Scheme (DPIS) is an efficient way to accelerate high current highly charged state heavy ion beam. More than 50 mA (peak current) of various heavy ion beams can be easily accelerated. However, it was rather difficult to obtain longer pulse especially for highly charged particles. To induce highly charged states ions, a high plasma temperature is required at the laser irradiation point and the high temperature automatically gives a very fast expansion velocity of the plasma. This shortens the ion beam pulse length. To compensate the shorter ion pulse length, we can extend the plasma drift length, but it will dilute the brightness of the plasma since the plasma expands three dimensionally. To avoid the reduction of the brightness, a simple long solenoid was applied to confine the diverging angle of the plasma expansion. In the conference, this new technique will be explained and the latest results of iron beam acceleration will be shown.