Accession Number : ADD015398

Title :   Plasma Physics, and Transportation and Use of Positively Charged Particle Beams.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 13 Dec 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Slinker, Steven P ; Hubbard, Richard F ; Joyce, Glenn

Report Date : 13 Dec 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The invention pertains to plasma physics, and in particular to and transportation and use of positively charged particle beams. Particle beams of positively charged atoms have potentially a number of useful applications, among which are thin film deposition, semiconductor doping, use as a general laboratory tool, a source of pulsed neutrons (i.e. by impacting a suitable target), shock hardening of materials, advanced military weaponry, and, most interestingly, as the trigger in a nuclear fusion reactor. Unfortunately, a number of these applications require that after the beams are created in particle accelerators, they must travel a considerable distance to their targets.

Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), PARTICLE BEAMS, SEMICONDUCTORS, REPRINTS, PATENT APPLICATIONS

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE