Accession Number : AD0682121

Title :   THE DESIGN PARAMETERS AND OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ELECTROSTATICALLY ACCELERATED MOLECULAR BEAM,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : McKeown,Daniel

Report Date : 10 OCT 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A setup for the generation of molecular beams is described. Beams are formed by extracting ions from a Finkelstein source and accelerating them electrostatically. Ion beams of 5 microamps/sq cm were generated. Fifty percent of the beam had an energy spread of less then 5 ev. Neutral beams whose intensities were a tenth of the ion beam current were generated by a charge exchange process. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOLECULAR BEAMS, *ELECTROSTATIC ACCELERATORS), PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES, SPUTTERING, FOCUSING, ION SOURCES, ION ACCELERATORS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE