Author: Droba, M.
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TUPWO008 High-Current Beam Transport Simulations Including Gabor Lenses in Varying Non-Neutral Plasma States 1892
  • M. Droba, H. Dinter, O. Meusel, D. Noll, U. Ratzinger, K. Schulte
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  The Gabor space charge lens has theoretically and experimentally been investigated at IAP for many years. Especially the application in high current, Low Energy Beam Transport (LEBT) sections seems efficient and attractive. The focusing properties and imaging quality of this lens type depend on the transverse and longitudinal confinement of the electron column. Different non-neutral plasma states have been observed and calculated. In general, they can be disturbed by the interaction with ion beams. This results in a shift and in a modification of the work function with a rise of aberrations and beam emittance growth. It is necessary to understand such processes for transport channels using intense ion beams to preserve the high beam brilliance. The beam transport simulations including Gabor lenses in various non-neutral plasma states will be presented and compared with experimental results.  
THPWO021 Gabor Lens Performance Studies at the GSI High Current Test Injector 3806
  • K. Schulte, M. Droba, O. Meusel, U. Ratzinger
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • A. Adonin, R. Berezov, R. Hollinger, J. Pfister
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  At the Institute for Applied Physics (IAP) the application of Gabor space charge lenses as a focusing device for low energy ion beams has already been studied for several years. Inside Gabor lenses electrons are confined by external fields. In case of a homogeneously distributed electron cloud the resulting linear electric space charge field enables the focusing of high intensity heavy ion beams without aberrations. Therefore, the Gabor lens is a promising approach for mass-independent focusing and possible space charge compensation of ion beams. In mid-2012 the performance of a prototype lens has successfully been tested at the GSI High Current Test Injector (HOSTI). GSI and IAP are currently investigating the possible application of such a device for the continuous operation at the High Current Injector (HSI) for FAIR. This contribution will present the results of beam transport experiments at HOSTI as well as the determination of related plasma properties.