High-intensity periodic-pulse ion accelerator based on vacuum arc

N. I. Arzubov, G. P. Isaev, A. I. Ryabchikov

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Abstract

A periodic-pulse ion accelerator based on low-current vacuum-arc discharge is described. It is shown that stable conditions for ion-beam generation are achieved for a residual gas pressure in the accelerator chamber of <10-5 torr and a pulse repetition rate of >5 Hz. The accelerator can generate beams of ions of conducting materials at an accelerating potential of up to 50 kV, an ion charge of 1-4, a beam current of 0.1-1 A, a pulse duration of 10-103 μsec, a pulse repetition frequency of up to 103 Hz, and a beam diameter of 0.2-20 cm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1114-1118
Number of pages5
JournalInstruments and experimental techniques New York
Volume31
Issue number5 pt 1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Instrumentation

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