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Title: ION PRODUCING MECHANISM

Abstract

A novel ion source is described for use in a calutron which has the prime adwantage of reducing the nunnber of unwanted ions in the ion generating mechamism.An important feature of the invention resides In an arc chamber having a lining of the polyisotopic material to be treated In the calutron and bombardment of the linirg with positive ions of a light gas to induce sputtering and ionization of the lining. With the reduction of unwanted ions in the source beam provided by the described source, the calutron operation may be more accurately controlled.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4304213
Patent Number(s):
2848620
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-13-001032
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CALUTRON; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ELECTRIC ARCS; GASES; ION SOURCES; IONS; IRRADIATION; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; MASS SPECTROMETERS; SPUTTERING; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Backus, J G. ION PRODUCING MECHANISM. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Backus, J G. ION PRODUCING MECHANISM. United States.
Backus, J G. Tue . "ION PRODUCING MECHANISM". United States.
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abstractNote = {A novel ion source is described for use in a calutron which has the prime adwantage of reducing the nunnber of unwanted ions in the ion generating mechamism.An important feature of the invention resides In an arc chamber having a lining of the polyisotopic material to be treated In the calutron and bombardment of the linirg with positive ions of a light gas to induce sputtering and ionization of the lining. With the reduction of unwanted ions in the source beam provided by the described source, the calutron operation may be more accurately controlled.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {8}
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