Injection into Cyclotrons

Wiel Kleeven

Injection: transfer of the beam from the ion source onto an equilibrium orbit in the center of the cyclotron
Two approaches:
1. Internal Ion Source:

  • Ion source placed in the center of the cyclotron
  • Source is integrated part of the accelerating stucture
  • Trivial but important case for compact cyclotrons

2. External Ion Source:

  • ion source placed oustside of the machine
  • injection line with magnets and/or an electrostatic
  • inflector is needed

The full paper is available here (this link opens a new window).