Accession Number : ADD009092

Title :   New Microwave Dissociation Source.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bittenson,Steven ; Tardy,D C

Report Date : 16 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This application discloses an atomic source for obtaining atomic species from their parent molecules by dissociation thereof. Energy of dissociation is applied from a microwave source using a coupling tube in a vacuum chamber. Extension of the discharge tube to the tip of the source permits discharge to occur adjacent to an orifice at the end of the discharge tube. A stationary O-ring vacuum seal at the tip of the discharge tube allows cooling gas to be circulated along the surface of the tube, beginning with the discharge region, and out through a central annulus at the opposite end of the source. The microwave cavity is approximately 1-1/4 wavelengths in length, with energy coupled into the cavity 1/4 wavelength from the end of the cavity opposite the discharge end.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Atomic beams, *Cavities, *Dissociation, *Microwaves, Discharge tubes, Cooling, Gases, Atomic energy levels, Inventions, Vacuum chambers, O rings, Seals(Stoppers), Molecules

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE