TITLE

High current ion source

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, Ian G.; Galvin, James E.; MacGill, Robert A.
PUB. DATE
August 1985
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;8/15/1985, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p358
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We describe a new kind of ion source using a metal vapor vacuum arc as the plasma formation mechanism. The source is simple and reliable and can produce long pulse intense ion beams from any solid electrically conducting material. Using a range of materials from lithium to uranium we have extracted low divergence beams with ion current up to 1 A.
ACCESSION #
9817985

 

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