A SOLID-DISCHARGE, HEAVY-ION SOURCE FOR HEAVY-ION FUSION-

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2508
Amount: $498,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Mission Research Corp.
1720 Randolph Road, S.e., Albuquerque, NM, 87106
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Richard J. Adler
 Principal Investigator
 (805) 963-8761
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
CLOTH FIBER CATHODES HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO BE EXTREMELY USEFUL AS HIGH-BRIGHTNESS, LONG-PULSE, COLD-CATHODE ELECTRON EMITTERS. THIS RESEACH WILL EXTEND THIS TECHNOLOGY TO ION EMISSION (SPECIFICALLY CARBON (C) IONS). AN ELECTRIC DISCHARGE WILL BE STRUCK TO THE CLOTH BY THREE DISTINCT HIGH-VOLTAGE EXCITATION TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE A RICH PLASMA CAPABLE OF EMITTING A HIGH CURRENT DENSITY, LOW-EMITTANCE BEAM. DISCHARGE PARAMETERS WILL BE VARIED IN ORDER TO OPTIMIZE THE CARBON ION CURRENT DENSITY AS OBSERVED AFTER ACCELERATION THROUGH A 150 KV GAP. DIAGNOSTICS WILL INCLUDE BIASED ION COLLECTORS, DIELECTRIC TRACK DETECTORS, AN EMITTANCE MASK COMBINED WITH DIELECTRIC TRACK DETECTION, AND RUTHERFORD BACK- SCATTERING SURFACE ANALYSIS. THE GOAL IS TO DEMONSTRATE ACCELERATION OF 1US, 1 A/AM2, 30CM2, LOW-EMITTANCE C1 BEAM.

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