A radiation source generates extreme ultraviolet radiation. The radiation source comprises a plasma formation site located at a position in which a fuel will be contacted by a beam of radiation to form a plasma. A receiving structure is provided to trap debris particles on its surface that are generated with the formation of the plasma. The receiving structure has a rod-shaped heater element for heating the receiving surface, the device preventing large droplets of fuel from forming on the receiving surface. Instead, the trapped fuel is melted off the receiving surface.