ELISE – Negative hydrogen ions for the ITER neutral beam injection systems
Research report (imported) 2011 - Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching makes with the worldwide largest ion source test facility for negative hydrogen ions ELISE a major contribution for the success of the international fusion experiment ITER in Cadarache. After two years of construction ELISE will start operation in June 2012. The aim is to demonstrate the source parameters required for the heating and long pulse operation of the fusion plasma. The ion source is aimed to deliver a one hour negative deuterium ion beam of 20 A from a source with half the size of that for the ITER source.