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Title: ION PRODUCING MECHANISM

Abstract

An ion source is described for use in a calutron and more particularly deals with an improved filament arrangement for a calutron. According to the invention, the ion source block has a gas ionizing passage open along two adjoining sides of the block. A filament is disposed in overlying relation to one of the passage openings and has a greater width than the passage width, so that both the filament and opening lengths are parallel and extend in a transverse relation to the magnetic field. The other passage opening is parallel to the length of the magnetic field. This arrangement is effective in assisting in the production of a stable, long-lived arc for the general improvement of calutron operation.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4302962
Patent Number(s):
2850638
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-004329
NSA Number:
NSA-13-004329
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CALUTRON; CONFIGURATION; ELECTRIC ARCS; GASES; ION SOURCES; IONIZATION; IONS; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MASS SPECTROMETERS; OPERATION; PRODUCTION; WIRES

Citation Formats

MacKenzie, K.R. ION PRODUCING MECHANISM. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
MacKenzie, K.R. ION PRODUCING MECHANISM. United States.
MacKenzie, K.R. Mon . "ION PRODUCING MECHANISM". United States.
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title = {ION PRODUCING MECHANISM},
author = {MacKenzie, K.R.},
abstractNote = {An ion source is described for use in a calutron and more particularly deals with an improved filament arrangement for a calutron. According to the invention, the ion source block has a gas ionizing passage open along two adjoining sides of the block. A filament is disposed in overlying relation to one of the passage openings and has a greater width than the passage width, so that both the filament and opening lengths are parallel and extend in a transverse relation to the magnetic field. The other passage opening is parallel to the length of the magnetic field. This arrangement is effective in assisting in the production of a stable, long-lived arc for the general improvement of calutron operation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {9}
}