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Title: REGULATOR FOR CALUTRON ION SOURCE

Abstract

Improvements are described in electric discharge devices and circuits for a calutron and, more specifically, presents an arc discharge regulator circuit for the ion source of the calatron. In general, the source comprises a filament which bombards a cathode with electrons, a griid control electrode between the filament and the cathode, and an anode electrode. The control electrode has a DC potential which is varied in response to changes in the anode current flow by means of a saturable reactor installed in its power supply energizing line having the anode current flowing through its control winding. In this manner the bombardment current to the cathode may be decreased when the anode current increases beyond a predetermined level.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4303003
Patent Number(s):
2850635
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-13-004327
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ANODES; BEAMS; CALUTRON; CATHODES; CIRCUITS; COILS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; CURRENTS; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRODES; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRONS; ION SOURCES; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; MASS SPECTROMETERS; PLANNING; POWER; POWER SUPPLIES; VARIATIONS; WIRES

Citation Formats

Miller, B F. REGULATOR FOR CALUTRON ION SOURCE. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Miller, B F. REGULATOR FOR CALUTRON ION SOURCE. United States.
Miller, B F. Mon . "REGULATOR FOR CALUTRON ION SOURCE". United States.
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title = {REGULATOR FOR CALUTRON ION SOURCE},
author = {Miller, B F},
abstractNote = {Improvements are described in electric discharge devices and circuits for a calutron and, more specifically, presents an arc discharge regulator circuit for the ion source of the calatron. In general, the source comprises a filament which bombards a cathode with electrons, a griid control electrode between the filament and the cathode, and an anode electrode. The control electrode has a DC potential which is varied in response to changes in the anode current flow by means of a saturable reactor installed in its power supply energizing line having the anode current flowing through its control winding. In this manner the bombardment current to the cathode may be decreased when the anode current increases beyond a predetermined level.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {9}
}