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Title: Method for discriminative particle selection

Abstract

The invention is a method and means for separating ions or providing an ion beam. The invention generates ions of the isotopes to be separated, and then provides a traveling electric potential hill created by a sequential series of quasi static electric potential hills. By regulating the velocity and potential amplitude of the traveling electric potential hill ionized isotopes are selectively positively or negatively accelerated. Since the ionized isotopes have differing final velocities, the isotopes may be collected separately or used to produce an ion beam of a selected isotope.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Walnut Creek, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868436
Patent Number(s):
5140158
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; discriminative; particle; selection; means; separating; providing; beam; generates; isotopes; separated; provides; traveling; electric; potential; hill; created; sequential; series; quasi; static; hills; regulating; velocity; amplitude; ionized; selectively; positively; negatively; accelerated; differing; final; velocities; collected; separately; produce; selected; isotope; electric potential; sequential series; selected isotope; /250/

Citation Formats

Post, Richard F. Method for discriminative particle selection. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Post, Richard F. Method for discriminative particle selection. United States.
Post, Richard F. Wed . "Method for discriminative particle selection". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868436.
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abstractNote = {The invention is a method and means for separating ions or providing an ion beam. The invention generates ions of the isotopes to be separated, and then provides a traveling electric potential hill created by a sequential series of quasi static electric potential hills. By regulating the velocity and potential amplitude of the traveling electric potential hill ionized isotopes are selectively positively or negatively accelerated. Since the ionized isotopes have differing final velocities, the isotopes may be collected separately or used to produce an ion beam of a selected isotope.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
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