RF enhanced ion source

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RF enhanced ion source

Postby Rapp Instruments » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:25 pm

I have build a small rf-generator to enhance the ion output of my channel ray source in the small neutron source.
The generator use a old line deflection power tube PL36 in hartley oscillator circuit. The anode voltage is about 700V, the frequency 60 MHz and the estimated power about 30..40W.
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With working oscillator the target beam current increased from 30µA to 100 µA.
The left side electrode of the ion tube at 20kV potential >> 30µA
The oscillator alone, nice plasma but no target current >> 0 µA
Oscillator and 20 kV on electrode >> 100µA

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Re: RF enhanced ion source

Postby Gleedaniel Martin » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:14 am

Well created and designed. I salute for the innovation and creativity of your mind.
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