TITLE

Miniature high current metal ion source

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, I. G.; Galvin, J. E.; MacGill, R. A.; Wright, R. T.
PUB. DATE
October 1986
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/20/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 16, p1019
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A small, simple ion source for the production of high brightness beams of metal ions is described. A metal vapor vacuum arc discharge is used to establish the high density plasma from which the ion beam is extracted. The source is finger sized, and can produce pulsed metal ion beams with current up to the 10-mA range.
ACCESSION #
9821134

 

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