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Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRAPPING IONS IN A MAGNETIC FIELD

Abstract

A method and apparatus are described for trapping ions within an evacuated container and within a magnetic field utilizing dissociation and/or ionization of molecular ions to form atomic ions and energetic neutral particles. The atomic ions are magnetically trapped as a result of a change of charge-to- mass ratio. The molecular ions are injected into the container and into the path of an energetic carbon arc discharge which dissociates and/or ionizes a portion of the molecular ions into atomic ions and energetic neutrals. The resulting atomic ions are trapped by the magnetic field to form a circulating beam of atomic ions, and the energetic neutrals pass out of the system and may be utilized in a particle accelerator. (AEC)

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4801696
Patent Number(s):
US 3030543
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-014195
NSA Number:
NSA-16-014195
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; ACCELERATORS; ATOMS; CARBON; CONFINEMENT; DECOMPOSITION; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTRIC CHARGES; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; INJECTION; ION BEAMS; IONIZATION; IONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC MIRRORS; MASS; MOLECULES; PLANNING; PLASMA; ROTATION; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; VACUUM; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Luce, J.S. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRAPPING IONS IN A MAGNETIC FIELD. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Luce, J.S. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRAPPING IONS IN A MAGNETIC FIELD. United States.
Luce, J.S. Tue . "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRAPPING IONS IN A MAGNETIC FIELD". United States. doi:.
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title = {METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRAPPING IONS IN A MAGNETIC FIELD},
author = {Luce, J.S.},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus are described for trapping ions within an evacuated container and within a magnetic field utilizing dissociation and/or ionization of molecular ions to form atomic ions and energetic neutral particles. The atomic ions are magnetically trapped as a result of a change of charge-to- mass ratio. The molecular ions are injected into the container and into the path of an energetic carbon arc discharge which dissociates and/or ionizes a portion of the molecular ions into atomic ions and energetic neutrals. The resulting atomic ions are trapped by the magnetic field to form a circulating beam of atomic ions, and the energetic neutrals pass out of the system and may be utilized in a particle accelerator. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Apr 17 00:00:00 EST 1962},
month = {Tue Apr 17 00:00:00 EST 1962}
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