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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:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Clinton, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
863815
Patent Number(s):
4253026
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
temperature; source; calutrons; assembly; provided; efficient; separation; elements; vapor; pressures; strategic; location; cooling; pads; improved; insulation; permits; operation; temperatures; valve; constructed; graphite; located; constantly; increasing; gradient; provides; reliable; control; flow; charge; bottle; chamber; pronounced; saving; calutron; operating; time; equipment; maintenance; achieved; source assembly; vapor flow; temperature gradient; vapor pressure; permits operation; provides reliable; vapor pressures; increasing temperature; improved insulation; insulation permits; efficient separation; /250/

Citation Formats

Veach, Allen M., Bell, Jr., William A., and Howell, Jr., George D. Low temperature ion source for calutrons. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Veach, Allen M., Bell, Jr., William A., & Howell, Jr., George D. Low temperature ion source for calutrons. United States.
Veach, Allen M., Bell, Jr., William A., and Howell, Jr., George D. Thu . "Low temperature ion source for calutrons". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863815.
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title = {Low temperature ion source for calutrons},
author = {Veach, Allen M. and Bell, Jr., William A. and Howell, Jr., George D.},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}

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