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Title: Bright and durable field emission source derived from refractory taylor cones

Abstract

A method of producing field emitters having improved brightness and durability relying on the creation of a liquid Taylor cone from electrically conductive materials having high melting points. The method calls for melting the end of a wire substrate with a focused laser beam, while imposing a high positive potential on the material. The resulting molten Taylor cone is subsequently rapidly quenched by cessation of the laser power. Rapid quenching is facilitated in large part by radiative cooling, resulting in structures having characteristics closely matching that of the original liquid Taylor cone. Frozen Taylor cones thus obtained yield desirable tip end forms for field emission sources in electron beam applications. Regeneration of the frozen Taylor cones in-situ is readily accomplished by repeating the initial formation procedures. The high temperature liquid Taylor cones can also be employed as bright ion sources with chemical elements previously considered impractical to implement.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Gregory Hirsch, Pacifica, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1336923
Patent Number(s):
9524848
Application Number:
14/536,555
Assignee:
Hirsch; Gregory (Pacifica, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0011345
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Nov 07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Hirsch, Gregory. Bright and durable field emission source derived from refractory taylor cones. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Hirsch, Gregory. Bright and durable field emission source derived from refractory taylor cones. United States.
Hirsch, Gregory. Tue . "Bright and durable field emission source derived from refractory taylor cones". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1336923.
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