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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$498,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2508
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Richard J. Adler
Principal Investigator
(805) 963-8761
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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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