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Title: CALUTRON

Abstract

An ion source suitable for use with isotope separators of the calutron class is described in which ion bombardment of source structural members is minimized to lessen deterioration. A hollow conducting block defines an arc chamber which has an ion exit opening in the form of a slot in one wall of the block. A charged electrode spaced from the opening applies an electrical field for withdrawing ions from within the block. To establish a field configuration whereby the impingement of ions on the walls of the block is reduced, the wall edges which define the slot opening are bevelled to converge in the direction of efflux of the ions.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4138583
Patent Number(s):
2922044
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-015874
NSA Number:
NSA-14-015874
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ISOTOPE SEPARATION; CALUTRON; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRODES; ION BEAMS; ION SOURCES; MASS SPECTROMETERS

Citation Formats

Lofgren, E.J. CALUTRON. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Lofgren, E.J. CALUTRON. United States.
Lofgren, E.J. Tue . "CALUTRON". United States.
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abstractNote = {An ion source suitable for use with isotope separators of the calutron class is described in which ion bombardment of source structural members is minimized to lessen deterioration. A hollow conducting block defines an arc chamber which has an ion exit opening in the form of a slot in one wall of the block. A charged electrode spaced from the opening applies an electrical field for withdrawing ions from within the block. To establish a field configuration whereby the impingement of ions on the walls of the block is reduced, the wall edges which define the slot opening are bevelled to converge in the direction of efflux of the ions.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {1}
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