Generation of metal ions in the beam plasma produced by a forevacuum-pressure electron beam source

A. V. Tyunkov, Yu G. Yushkov, D. B. Zolotukhin, K. P. Savkin, A. S. Klimov

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We report on the production of metal ions of magnesium and zinc in the beam plasma formed by a forevacuum-pressure electron source. Magnesium and zinc vapor were generated by electron beam evaporation from a crucible and subsequently ionized by electron impact from the e-beam itself. Both gaseous and metallic plasmas were separately produced and characterized using a modified RGA-100 quadrupole mass-spectrometer. The fractional composition of metal isotopes in the plasma corresponds to their fractional natural abundance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123115
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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