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Experimental Study of Breakdown Time in a Pulsed 2.45-GHz ECR Hydrogen Plasma Reactor

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3 Author(s)
O. Daniel Cortazar ; University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain ; Ana Megia-Macias ; Alvaro Vizcaino-de-Julian

An electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasma reactor developed at the European Spallation Source Bilbao has been operated in pulsed mode at 50 Hz to study the breakdown-process dynamics by time-resolved diagnostics. Injected power, reflected power, electrical-biased probe saturation current, and light emission were measured simultaneously for three different magnetic fields: under ECR, ECR, and asymmetric over ECR profiles. Gas pressure, power, and duty cycle have been used in a parametric study obtaining information about microwave (MW) coupling and plasma formation stages during the breakdown process. The study is relevant for designers that need to extract short beam pulses from a 2.45 ECR ion source for any application because the total breakdown time measured is defined as corresponding to reach the steady-state plasma parameters. A simple model of residual electron density evolution between pulses is proposed to describe the MW coupling as a function of incoming power and duty cycles.

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IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 12 )