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Title: CALUTRON

Abstract

This patent describes an improved ion source for a calutron which is designed to eliminate the necessity of opening the evacuated calutron tank to permit entrance into the tank to place a further charge in thc ion source. The improved ion source comprises a charge reservoir positioned exerior to the calutron tank and connected to an ionizing device located within the tank by a channeled member. A section cf the tank wall supports the ion source structure and Is removable to allow withdrawal of the composite assembly. Heat is applied to the charge reservoir to vaporize the charge and force the charge to the ionizing device, and heat is also furnished along the connecting channel to prevent condensation of the vapor, a valve structure at the exit from the charge reservoir controls the amount of charge received by the ionizing device.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4325454
Patent Number(s):
2824967
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-010273
NSA Number:
NSA-12-010273
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CALUTRON; CONDENSERS; CONTROL; HEATING; ION SOURCES; IONIZATION; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; MASS SPECTROMETERS; PATENT; PLANNING; REACTOR FUELING; VACUUM; VALVES; VAPORS; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Kamen, M.D. CALUTRON. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Kamen, M.D. CALUTRON. United States.
Kamen, M.D. Tue . "CALUTRON". United States.
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abstractNote = {This patent describes an improved ion source for a calutron which is designed to eliminate the necessity of opening the evacuated calutron tank to permit entrance into the tank to place a further charge in thc ion source. The improved ion source comprises a charge reservoir positioned exerior to the calutron tank and connected to an ionizing device located within the tank by a channeled member. A section cf the tank wall supports the ion source structure and Is removable to allow withdrawal of the composite assembly. Heat is applied to the charge reservoir to vaporize the charge and force the charge to the ionizing device, and heat is also furnished along the connecting channel to prevent condensation of the vapor, a valve structure at the exit from the charge reservoir controls the amount of charge received by the ionizing device.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {2}
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