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OCEM is supplying power supplies for the ion source for ITER (above) under construction in Cadarache, France

The 23rd edition of ECRIS is bringing together more than 100 experts worldwide in ion source science and technology

OCEM Power Electronics is pleased to be a sponsor for an international workshop aimed at highlighting the state of the art in Ion Sources Science and Technology taking place this week in Catania, Sicily.

The 23rd International Workshop on Ion Sources, or ECRIS 18, is being held Sept. 10 to 14 in Catania. The event is being organized by the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, a particle acceleration facility that is part of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), to reinforce the common ground and synergies among the different actors in the field.

To that end, ECRIS is bringing together about 100 experts in ion sources, particle accelerators, ion implementation, beam optics and fusion research from all over the world. OCEM is serving as a sponsor, highlighting its decades of experience designing and manufacturing power systems for ion sources and other particle accelerator components.

The Italian company is producing four Ion Source and Extraction Power Supply systemsfor ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor under construction in Cadarache, France. It’s also creating magnet power systems for INFN’s contribution to the new European Spallation Sourcein Lund, Sweden, which will be the world’s largest pulsed neutron source.

The Workshop features discussions on ion sources science and technology related to the production of beams for scientific research and applications. Topics include fundamental processes, production of highly charged ion beams, radioactive ion beams and charge breeders, controls and diagnostics, beam extraction and support, and industrial application of new technologies.

More information about the event, which is taking place at the Catania Diocesan Museum in the heart of Catania’s UNESCO World Heritage-designated old city center, is available here.

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