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Title: Note: Production of a mercury beam with an electron cyclotron resonance ion source

An electron cyclotron resonance ion source has been utilized to produce mercury beams with intensities of 4.5 eμA of {sup 202}Hg{sup 29+} and 3.0 eμA of {sup 202}Hg{sup 31+} from natural abundance mercury metal. The production technique relies on the evaporation of liquid mercury into the source plasma vacuum region and utilizes elemental mercury instead of a volatile organic compound as the neutral feed material.
Authors:
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  1. Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois 60439 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22224094
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ECR ION SOURCES; EVAPORATION; ION BEAMS; LIQUID METALS; MERCURY; MERCURY 202; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PLASMA; RF SYSTEMS