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Title: Compact ion accelerator source

Abstract

An ion source includes a conductive substrate, the substrate including a plurality of conductive nanostructures with free-standing tips formed on the substrate. A conductive catalytic coating is formed on the nanostructures and substrate for dissociation of a molecular species into an atomic species, the molecular species being brought in contact with the catalytic coating. A target electrode placed apart from the substrate, the target electrode being biased relative to the substrate with a first bias voltage to ionize the atomic species in proximity to the free-standing tips and attract the ionized atomic species from the substrate in the direction of the target electrode.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1130071
Patent Number(s):
8709350
Application Number:
13/451,459
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B82 - NANOTECHNOLOGY B82Y - SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Apr 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Schenkel, Thomas, Persaud, Arun, Kapadia, Rehan, and Javey, Ali. Compact ion accelerator source. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Schenkel, Thomas, Persaud, Arun, Kapadia, Rehan, & Javey, Ali. Compact ion accelerator source. United States.
Schenkel, Thomas, Persaud, Arun, Kapadia, Rehan, and Javey, Ali. Tue . "Compact ion accelerator source". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1130071.
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