Accession Number:

AD0620856

Title:

METHOD OF OBTAINING A NEUTRALIZED ION BEAM FROM A PLASMA SOURCE WITH THE AID OF A HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTRIC FIELD,

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Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1965-08-19

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A method is described of obtaining a neutralized ion beam from a plasma source with the aid of a high frequency electric field, characterized by the fact, that for the purpose of compensating the accumulated electrostatic charge of output from source and to assure its stable operation, the accelerating electrode is maintained under a high frequency and constant voltage relative to the plasma source. By selecting the frequency of the HF voltage is assured in each half-period the ejection, into outer space from the output opening of electron and positive ion clusters, the difference in em for electrons and ions is compensated and an average in time delivery of electric charge, equaling zero is obtained, by the arrangement of a corresponding voltage, fed from without or maintained automatically by assuring on the accelerating electrode of a floating potential. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE