Characterization of intense ion beam energy density and beam induced pressure on the target with acoustic diagnostics

A. I. Pushkarev, Yu I. Isakova, Xiao Yu, I. P. Khailov

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We have developed the acoustic diagnostics based on a piezoelectric transducer for characterization of high-intensity pulsed ion beams. The diagnostics was tested using the TEMP-4M accelerator (150 ns, 250-300 kV). The beam is composed of C+ ions (85%) and protons, the beam energy density is 0.5-5 J/cm2 (depending on diode geometry). A calibration dependence of the signal from a piezoelectric transducer on the ion beam energy density is obtained using thermal imaging diagnostics. It is shown that the acoustic diagnostics allows for measurement of the beam energy density in the range of 0.1-2 J/cm2. The dependence of the beam generated pressure on the input energy density is also determined and compared with the data from literature. The developed acoustic diagnostics do not require sophisticated equipment and can be used for operational control of pulsed ion beam parameters with a repetition rate of 103 pulses/s.

Original languageEnglish
Article number083304
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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