Accession Number:

ADD009092

Title:

New Microwave Dissociation Source.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-04-16

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

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 1-14 wavelengths in length, with energy coupled into the cavity 14 wavelength from the end of the cavity opposite the discharge end.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE