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Title: ION SOURCE FOR A CALUTRON

Abstract

This patent relates to ion sources and more particularly describes an ion source for a calutron which has the advantage of efficient production of an ion beam and long operation time without recharging. The source comprises an arc block provided with an arc chamber connected to a plurality of series-connected charge chambers and means for heating the charge within the chambers. A cathode is disposed at one end of the arc chamber and enclosed hy a vapor tight housing to protect the cathode. The arc discharge is set up between the cathode and the block due to a difference in potentials placed on these parts, and a magnetic field is aligned with the arc discharge. Cooling of the arc block is accomplished by passing coolant through a hollow stem secured at one end to the block and rotatably mounted at the other end through the wall of the calutron. The ions are removed through a slit in the arc chamber by accelerating electrodes.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4329418
Patent Number(s):
2817763
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-007035
NSA Number:
NSA-12-007035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CALUTRON; CATHODES; COOLING; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; HEATING; ION BEAMS; ION SOURCES; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MASS SPECTROMETERS; OPERATION; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; PATENT; ROTATION; VAPORS

Citation Formats

Backus, J.G. ION SOURCE FOR A CALUTRON. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Backus, J.G. ION SOURCE FOR A CALUTRON. United States.
Backus, J.G. Tue . "ION SOURCE FOR A CALUTRON". United States.
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title = {ION SOURCE FOR A CALUTRON},
author = {Backus, J.G.},
abstractNote = {This patent relates to ion sources and more particularly describes an ion source for a calutron which has the advantage of efficient production of an ion beam and long operation time without recharging. The source comprises an arc block provided with an arc chamber connected to a plurality of series-connected charge chambers and means for heating the charge within the chambers. A cathode is disposed at one end of the arc chamber and enclosed hy a vapor tight housing to protect the cathode. The arc discharge is set up between the cathode and the block due to a difference in potentials placed on these parts, and a magnetic field is aligned with the arc discharge. Cooling of the arc block is accomplished by passing coolant through a hollow stem secured at one end to the block and rotatably mounted at the other end through the wall of the calutron. The ions are removed through a slit in the arc chamber by accelerating electrodes.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {12}
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