Simple Concepts for Ion Source Improvement

Date

2002

Authors

Hausladen, P.
Weisser, David
Lobanov, Nikolai
Fifield, L Keith
Wallace, Howard

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Elsevier

Abstract

We report on improvements in the overall intensity of a sputter ion source that evolved originally from an NEC MCSNICS. Beam output increases benefit both AMS measurements and nuclear physics experiments using low natural abundance beams. In particular, minor changes in source geometry suggested by a combination of electrostatic calculations and simple design principles have yielded increases in extracted negative ion intensity of nearly a factor of 4.

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Keywords: Electrostatics; Ion beams; Ion sources; Negative ions; Positive ions; Sputter ion sources; Nuclear physics

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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research: Section B

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1016/S0168-583X(01)01307-6

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2037-12-31