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Soviet Physics Journal

, Volume 34, Issue 11, pp 977–980 | Cite as

Characteristics of an “orbitron” ion source with a two-wire anode

  • V. M. Gul'ko
  • N. F. Kolomiets
  • B. V. Mikhailenko
  • A. N. Paranich
  • K. I. Yakovlev
Plasma Physics
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Abstract

An orbitron-type ion source is considered, with a cylindrical cathode and two wire anodes, operating at hydrogen pressures of 0.07–0.5 Pa with a firing voltage of 1–5 kV and mean discharge current of several mA. In pulsed high-current operation, a peak current of 25 A can be achieved with 2–3-μsec pulses. The ion current is extracted through two longitudinal slits in the cathode and reaches 30% of the discharge current. The source performance is analyzed as a function of the gas pressure and geometrical parameters.

Keywords

Hydrogen Geometrical Parameter Source Performance Discharge Current Hydrogen Pressure 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Gul'ko
    • 1
  • N. F. Kolomiets
    • 1
  • B. V. Mikhailenko
    • 1
  • A. N. Paranich
    • 1
  • K. I. Yakovlev
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Research InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSRUkraine

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