Letter Report on 500 nA Pulsed Current from Field Ionization Source
We recently produced a milestone 500 nA of pulsed current using 40 Ir field ionizer electrodes in our ion source. In conclusion, we have produced the milestone pulsed current of 500 nA using 40 electrochemically etched iridium tips in a field ionization source. The pulsed current output is repeatable and scales as expected with gas fill pressure and bias voltage. We expect these current will be sufficient to produce neutral yields of 1∙107 DT n/s.
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- Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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- 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; NANO AMP BEAM CURRENTS; IRIDIUM; PULSES; IONIZATION; NEUTRON GENERATORS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ION SOURCES; ELECTRODES; PRESSURE DEPENDENCE; YIELDS
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