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Title: Method and apparatus for the production of cluster ions

Abstract

A method and apparatus for the production of cluster ions, and preferably isotopic hydrogen cluster ions is disclosed. A gas, preferably comprising a carrier gas and a substrate gas, is cooled to about its boiling point and expanded through a supersonic nozzle into a region maintained at a low pressure. Means are provided for the generation of a plasma in the gas before or just as it enters the nozzle.

Inventors:
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OSTI Identifier:
5437505
Application Number:
ON: DE84005996
Assignee:
EDB-84-032587
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CLUSTER BEAMS; BEAM PRODUCTION; HYDROGEN IONS; ATOMIC BEAMS; DESIGN; ION SOURCES; SUPERSONIC FLOW; BEAMS; CHARGED PARTICLES; FLUID FLOW; IONS; 640301* - Atomic, Molecular & Chemical Physics- Beams & their Reactions

Citation Formats

Friedman, L., and Beuhler, R.J. Method and apparatus for the production of cluster ions. United States: N. p., Web.
Friedman, L., & Beuhler, R.J. Method and apparatus for the production of cluster ions. United States.
Friedman, L., and Beuhler, R.J. . "Method and apparatus for the production of cluster ions". United States.
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