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Subject: Thermionic Ion Source Grid
Date: Aug 02, 09:38 am
Poster: Stephen Coley

On Aug 02, 09:38 am, Stephen Coley wrote:

The Hirsch/Meeks patent shows a thermionic cathode (#29) in conjunction with the ion source grid (#22). If the ion source grid were also thermionic would this improve the performance of the grid? Or would the grid better serve if it could somehow be cooled?