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Title: PULSED ION SOURCE

Abstract

A source is presented for producing high intensity pulses of ions with precise time control of pulse initiation. The approach taken is to have one of the electrodes in the source occluded with the gas to be ionized. A trigger electrode is disposed adjacent to the gas filled electrode and is pulsed with a voltage to release the gas. The other structure of the source includes an apertured anode disposed between two cathodes, the gas filled electrode and another electrode. At the same time the gas is released a low voltage pulse is applied between the anode and cathodes to establish an ionizing arc discharge. An electrode adjacent to the arc withdraws the ions.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4203641
Patent Number(s):
2883580
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-022590
NSA Number:
NSA-13-022590
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PARTICLE ACCELERATORS AND HIGH-VOLTAGE MACHINES; ANODES; CATHODES; CONTROL; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRODES; GASES; ION SOURCES; IONIZATION; IONS; PLANNING; PULSES

Citation Formats

Kilpatrick, W.D. PULSED ION SOURCE. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Kilpatrick, W.D. PULSED ION SOURCE. United States.
Kilpatrick, W.D. Tue . "PULSED ION SOURCE". United States.
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abstractNote = {A source is presented for producing high intensity pulses of ions with precise time control of pulse initiation. The approach taken is to have one of the electrodes in the source occluded with the gas to be ionized. A trigger electrode is disposed adjacent to the gas filled electrode and is pulsed with a voltage to release the gas. The other structure of the source includes an apertured anode disposed between two cathodes, the gas filled electrode and another electrode. At the same time the gas is released a low voltage pulse is applied between the anode and cathodes to establish an ionizing arc discharge. An electrode adjacent to the arc withdraws the ions.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {4}
}