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Title: Note: Contamination-free loading of lithium metal into a nozzle source

Abstract

This note describes a system for transferring a load of high purity lithium metal into a molecular or cluster beam source. A hot loading vessel is thoroughly baked out while empty and overpressured with argon. A clean Li rod is then dropped in through a long narrow tube. The thoroughly degassed interior of the vessel and the rapid melting of the inserted rod facilitate contamination-free transfer of the highly reactive liquid metal into the source oven.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089-0484 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22597995
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; ARGON; CLUSTER BEAMS; CONTAINERS; CONTAMINATION; IMPURITIES; LIQUID METALS; LITHIUM; LOADING; MELTING; NOZZLES; RODS; TUBES

Citation Formats

Huang, Chuanfu, and Kresin, Vitaly V., E-mail: kresin@usc.edu. Note: Contamination-free loading of lithium metal into a nozzle source. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4953918.
Huang, Chuanfu, & Kresin, Vitaly V., E-mail: kresin@usc.edu. Note: Contamination-free loading of lithium metal into a nozzle source. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4953918.
Huang, Chuanfu, and Kresin, Vitaly V., E-mail: kresin@usc.edu. Wed . "Note: Contamination-free loading of lithium metal into a nozzle source". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4953918.
@article{osti_22597995,
title = {Note: Contamination-free loading of lithium metal into a nozzle source},
author = {Huang, Chuanfu and Kresin, Vitaly V., E-mail: kresin@usc.edu},
abstractNote = {This note describes a system for transferring a load of high purity lithium metal into a molecular or cluster beam source. A hot loading vessel is thoroughly baked out while empty and overpressured with argon. A clean Li rod is then dropped in through a long narrow tube. The thoroughly degassed interior of the vessel and the rapid melting of the inserted rod facilitate contamination-free transfer of the highly reactive liquid metal into the source oven.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4953918},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 6,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}