Accession Number : ADD008008

Title :   A Flowing Gas Discharge Source of Vacuum Ultraviolet Line Radiation System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Thomson,George M ; Jamison,Keith A

Report Date : 16 Apr 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This invention relates to a flowing gas source of vacuum ultraviolet line radiation system capable of operating efficiently at low pressures and low power levels. The system includes a source body assembly having nozzle member with an orifice on one end for sustaining an electrical discharge; a vacuum vessel for providing an evacuated region outside the orifice; a cooling jacket over a gas tubular element; and an insulator mounted upon the tubular element by vacuum coupling separating the source body electrically from the vacuum vessel. The vacuum ultraviolet radiation is derived from an electrical discharge sustained in a gaseous/vaporous media which flows through a differentially pumped orifice. The inherent differential pumping at the nozzle orifice results in a reduced gas load to instrumentation which may be operatively connected to the output port of the vacuum vessel.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Vacuum ultraviolet radiation, *Electric discharges, *Gas flow, Vacuum apparatus, Tubes, Inlets, Nozzles, Orifices, Pumping, Cooling, Jackets, Low power, Power levels, Inventions

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE