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Title: Enhanced-wetting, boron-based liquid-metal ion source and method

Abstract

A binary, boron-based alloy as a source for field-emission-type, ion-beam generating devices, wherein boron predominates in the alloy, preferably with a presence of about 60 atomic percent. The other constituent in the alloy is selected from the group of elements consisting of nickel, palladium and platinum. Predominance of boron in these alloys, during operation, promotes combining of boron with trace impurities of carbon in the alloys to form B.sub.4 C and thus to promote wetting of an associated carbon support substrate.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. (Opelika, AL)
  2. (Portland, OR)
  3. (McMinnville, OR)
  4. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
  5. (Saugus, CA)
  6. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
872152
Patent Number(s):
5871848
Assignee:
Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology (Portland, OR) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
enhanced-wetting; boron-based; liquid-metal; source; method; binary; alloy; field-emission-type; ion-beam; generating; devices; boron; predominates; preferably; presence; 60; atomic; percent; constituent; selected; elements; consisting; nickel; palladium; platinum; predominance; alloys; operation; promotes; combining; trace; impurities; carbon; form; promote; wetting; associated; support; substrate; beam generating; support substrate; atomic percent; trace impurities; based alloy; carbon support; generating device; generating devices; /428/313/315/427/

Citation Formats

Bozack, Michael J., Swanson, Lynwood W., Bell, Anthony E., Clark Jr., William M., Utlaut, Mark W., and Storms, Edmund K. Enhanced-wetting, boron-based liquid-metal ion source and method. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Bozack, Michael J., Swanson, Lynwood W., Bell, Anthony E., Clark Jr., William M., Utlaut, Mark W., & Storms, Edmund K. Enhanced-wetting, boron-based liquid-metal ion source and method. United States.
Bozack, Michael J., Swanson, Lynwood W., Bell, Anthony E., Clark Jr., William M., Utlaut, Mark W., and Storms, Edmund K. Fri . "Enhanced-wetting, boron-based liquid-metal ion source and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872152.
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title = {Enhanced-wetting, boron-based liquid-metal ion source and method},
author = {Bozack, Michael J. and Swanson, Lynwood W. and Bell, Anthony E. and Clark Jr., William M. and Utlaut, Mark W. and Storms, Edmund K.},
abstractNote = {A binary, boron-based alloy as a source for field-emission-type, ion-beam generating devices, wherein boron predominates in the alloy, preferably with a presence of about 60 atomic percent. The other constituent in the alloy is selected from the group of elements consisting of nickel, palladium and platinum. Predominance of boron in these alloys, during operation, promotes combining of boron with trace impurities of carbon in the alloys to form B.sub.4 C and thus to promote wetting of an associated carbon support substrate.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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