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Title: Collection of ions

Abstract

The apparatus and method provide an improved technique for detecting ions as the area from which ions are attracted to a detector is increased, consequently increasing the number of ions detected. This is achieved by providing the outer electrodes of the detector connected to the electrical potential, together with alternate intermediate electrodes. The other intermediate electrodes and preferably the housing are grounded. The technique renders such detection techniques more sensitive and gives them a lower threshold at which they can function.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Calderbridge, GB
  2. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874174
Patent Number(s):
6331706
Assignee:
British Nuclear Fuels PLC (Cheshire, GB); The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
collection; apparatus; method; provide; improved; technique; detecting; attracted; detector; increased; consequently; increasing; detected; achieved; providing; outer; electrodes; connected; electrical; potential; alternate; intermediate; housing; grounded; renders; detection; techniques; sensitive; threshold; function; electrical potential; /250/

Citation Formats

Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore, Bounds, John Alan, and Koster, James E. Collection of ions. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore, Bounds, John Alan, & Koster, James E. Collection of ions. United States.
Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore, Bounds, John Alan, and Koster, James E. Mon . "Collection of ions". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874174.
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