Miniature high current metal ion source

Brown, I. G.; Galvin, J. E.; MacGill, R. A.; Wright, R. T.
October 1986
Applied Physics Letters;10/20/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 16, p1019
Academic Journal
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.


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