IN THIS STUDY, WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE A NEW TYPE OF PLASMA ION SOURCE IN WHICH IONS ARE PRODUCED BY THE LASER PHOTODISSOCIATION OF A THALLIUM HALIDE VAPOR, SUCH AS OR .

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Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1206
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Rd., Billerica, MA, 01821
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 GERALD W. STEWART
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Abstract
IN THIS STUDY, WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE A NEW TYPE OF PLASMA ION SOURCE IN WHICH IONS ARE PRODUCED BY THE LASER PHOTODISSOCIATION OF A THALLIUM HALIDE VAPOR, SUCH AS OR . USING AN EXCIMER LASER AS A LIGHT SOURCE, IT SHOULD BE POSSIBLE TO PRODUCE APPROXIMATELY 10(18) CM(-3) , AND OR ION PAIRS PER LASER PULSE. TEN TO 100 SUCH PULSES COULD BE PRODUCED PER SECOND. THIS SOURCE IS POTENTIALLY FIVE ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE MORE INTENSE THAN PRESENTLY AVAILABLE SOURCES. THE PLASMA IS ELECTRON FREE AND OPERATES AT A RELATIVELY LOW TEMPERATURE OF ABOUT 500 DEGREES C.

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