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Title: Low temperature ion source for calutrons

Abstract

A new ion source assembly for calutrons has been provided for the efficient separation of elements having high vapor pressures. The strategic location of cooling pads and improved insulation permits operation of the source at lower temperatures. A vapor valve constructed of graphite and located in a constantly increasing temperature gradient provides reliable control of the vapor flow from the charge bottle to the arc chamber. A pronounced saving in calutron operating time and equipment maintenance has been achieved with the use of the present ion source.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6780818
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-06-003571; EDB-81-000688
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; ELECTROMAGNETIC ISOTOPE SEPARATORS; ION SOURCES; DESIGN; ECONOMICS; EFFICIENCY; ELECTROMAGNETIC ISOTOPE SEPARATION; ELEMENTS; LOW TEMPERATURE; SEPARATION PROCESSES; VAPOR PRESSURE; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES 070100* -- Physical Isotope Separation

Citation Formats

Veach, A.M., Bell, W.A. Jr., and Howell, G.D. Jr. Low temperature ion source for calutrons. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Veach, A.M., Bell, W.A. Jr., & Howell, G.D. Jr. Low temperature ion source for calutrons. United States.
Veach, A.M., Bell, W.A. Jr., and Howell, G.D. Jr. Wed . "Low temperature ion source for calutrons". United States.
@article{osti_6780818,
title = {Low temperature ion source for calutrons},
author = {Veach, A.M. and Bell, W.A. Jr. and Howell, G.D. Jr.},
abstractNote = {A new ion source assembly for calutrons has been provided for the efficient separation of elements having high vapor pressures. The strategic location of cooling pads and improved insulation permits operation of the source at lower temperatures. A vapor valve constructed of graphite and located in a constantly increasing temperature gradient provides reliable control of the vapor flow from the charge bottle to the arc chamber. A pronounced saving in calutron operating time and equipment maintenance has been achieved with the use of the present ion source.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {10}
}