Long life radio frequency surface plasma source

Period of Performance: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Muons, Inc.
552 North Batavia Avenue Array
Batavia, IL 60510
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

P.O. box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831


The development of H- ion sources with highest performance is essential for the success of the next generation of high power proton accelerators. Project X at Fermilab needs a CW H- Ion Source that satisfies demanding performance specifications: 10 mA CW beam current with normalized transverse rms emittance 0.2 mm-mr, fast chopping capability, fast intensity variation, and high availability. Many other new accelerator projects need CW and pulsed H- beams with performance exceeding those achieved