Vacuum arc trigger systems based on ExB discharges

Nikolaev, A.G.; Yushkov, G. Yu.; Oks, E.M.; MacGill, R.A.; Dickinson, M.R.; Brown, I.G.
September 1996
Review of Scientific Instruments;Sep96, Vol. 67 Issue 9, p3095
Academic Journal
Reports on the development of triggering systems for vacuum arc plasma sources and ion sources that make use of a gaseous trigger discharge in a strong magnetic field. Exploration of two kinds of trigger discharge; Reliability of the approach for low gas pressure in the vacuum arc environment.


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