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Further development of a Low Inductance Metal Vapor Vacuum Arc (LIZ-MeVVA) ion source

  • Author(s): Johnson, B
  • Hershcovitch, A
  • Garate, EP
  • McWilliams, R
  • Sprunck, J
  • Van Drie, A
  • et al.
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Abstract

We are continuing development of a Low Impedance Z-Discharge Metal Vapor Vacuum Arc (LIZ-MeVVA) to produce multiply ionized metallic ions. The arc can be operated in both an LC dominated 'ringing current' mode and a critically damped 'pulsed current' mode. Ions are extracted and analyzed using Time-of-Flight (TOF), with similar results for either type of discharge. Using aluminum electrodes we have detected Al+ and Al++.

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