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Title: ION SOURCE

Abstract

An ion source is described and comprises an arc discharge parallel to the direction of and inside of a magnetic field. an accelerating electrode surrounding substantially all of the discharge except for ion exit apertures, and means for establishing an electric field between that electrode and the arc discharge. the electric field being oriented at an acute angle to the magnetic field. Ions are drawn through the exit apertures in the accelrating electrcde in a direction substantially divergent to the direction of the magnetic field and so will travel in a spiral orbit along the magnetic field such that the ions will not strike the source at any point in their orbit within the magnetic field.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4127795
Patent Number(s):
2945972
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
NSA Number:
NSA-14-025744
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRODES; ION SOURCES; MAGNETIC FIELDS

Citation Formats

Blue, C W, and Luce, J S. ION SOURCE. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Blue, C W, & Luce, J S. ION SOURCE. United States.
Blue, C W, and Luce, J S. Tue . "ION SOURCE". United States.
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title = {ION SOURCE},
author = {Blue, C W and Luce, J S},
abstractNote = {An ion source is described and comprises an arc discharge parallel to the direction of and inside of a magnetic field. an accelerating electrode surrounding substantially all of the discharge except for ion exit apertures, and means for establishing an electric field between that electrode and the arc discharge. the electric field being oriented at an acute angle to the magnetic field. Ions are drawn through the exit apertures in the accelrating electrcde in a direction substantially divergent to the direction of the magnetic field and so will travel in a spiral orbit along the magnetic field such that the ions will not strike the source at any point in their orbit within the magnetic field.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {7}
}