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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:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Patchogue, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Associated Universities, Inc., Upton, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866641
Patent Number(s):
4755344
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; production; cluster; preferably; isotopic; hydrogen; disclosed; gas; comprising; carrier; substrate; cooled; boiling; expanded; supersonic; nozzle; region; maintained; pressure; means; provided; generation; plasma; enters; preferably comprising; carrier gas; supersonic nozzle; /376/250/313/315/

Citation Formats

Friedman, Lewis, and Beuhler, Robert J. Method and apparatus for the production of cluster ions. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Friedman, Lewis, & Beuhler, Robert J. Method and apparatus for the production of cluster ions. United States.
Friedman, Lewis, and Beuhler, Robert J. Fri . "Method and apparatus for the production of cluster ions". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866641.
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abstractNote = {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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
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