Lifetime Study of Tungsten Filaments in an H-surface Converter Ion Source *

@inproceedings{Draganic2013LifetimeSO,
  title={Lifetime Study of Tungsten Filaments in an H-surface Converter Ion Source *},
  author={I. N. Draganic and L. Rybarcyk},
  year={2013}
}
The tungsten filaments are critical components that limit the lifetime of the H surface converter ion source. Their finite lifetime has a huge impact on the maintenance schedules and overall availability of an accelerator facility. We present in this work a simple analytical filament lifetime model and 3D thermal simulation explaining basic phenomena of… CONTINUE READING