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Title: Ion source

Abstract

This patent deals with calutrons and more particularly to an arrangement therein whereby charged bottles in a calutron source unit may be replaced without admitting atmospheric air to the calutron vacuum chamber. As described, an ion unit is disposed within a vacuum tank and has a reservoir open toward a wall of the tank. A spike projects from the source into the reservoir. When a charge bottle is placed in the reservoir, the spike breaks a frangible seal on the bottle. After the contents of the bottle are expended the bottle may be withdrawn and replaced with another charge bottle by a vacuum lock arrangement in conjunction with an arm for manipulating the bottle.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4211974
Patent Number(s):
2882410
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-13-022585
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; AIR; CALUTRON; ION SOURCES; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; MASS SPECTROMETERS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; PLANNING; REMOTE HANDLING; VACUUM; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Brobeck, W. M.. Ion source. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Brobeck, W. M.. Ion source. United States.
Brobeck, W. M.. Tue . "Ion source". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4211974.
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title = {Ion source},
author = {Brobeck, W. M.},
abstractNote = {This patent deals with calutrons and more particularly to an arrangement therein whereby charged bottles in a calutron source unit may be replaced without admitting atmospheric air to the calutron vacuum chamber. As described, an ion unit is disposed within a vacuum tank and has a reservoir open toward a wall of the tank. A spike projects from the source into the reservoir. When a charge bottle is placed in the reservoir, the spike breaks a frangible seal on the bottle. After the contents of the bottle are expended the bottle may be withdrawn and replaced with another charge bottle by a vacuum lock arrangement in conjunction with an arm for manipulating the bottle.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {4}
}

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