In this note we describe measurements of ion beams emitted along the z-axis of the DPF-1000U facility operated at 23 kV, 334 kJ, and with the initial deuterium pressure of 1.6–2 hPa. The DPF-1000U device was recently renewed and equipped with a dynamic gas-puff valve placed inside the inner electrode. The investigated ions were recorded by means of ion pinhole cameras equipped with solid state nuclear track detectors of the PM-355® (PADC) type. The energy spectra of ions were determined using a Thomson spectrometer placed on the symmetry axis at a distance of 160 cm from the electrodes outlets. The ion images recorded during discharges performed under different experimental conditions show that the ion beams have a complex structure, usually in the form of a central bunch and an annular stream composed of many micro-beams. Energies of the registered deuterons have been in the range of 30–700 keV, while the fast protons (which originated from the hydrogen remnants) had energies in the range of 300–850 keV.
1. Bertalot, L., Deutsch, R., Herold, H., Chuaqui, H., Gribkov, V., Herrera, J., Hirano, K., Krejci, A., Lee, S., Luo, F., Mezzetti, F., Sadowski, M., Schmidt, H., Ware, K., Wong, C. S., & Zoita, V. (1981). Experiments on plasma focus dynamics, neutron production and ion emission. In Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research 1980. Proceedings of an International Conference, Brussels, 1–10 July 1980 (Vol. 2, pp. 177–185). Vienna: IAEA.
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