Starfire Ion Gun Test

For the design and construction details of ion guns, necessary for more advanced designs and lower vacuums.
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Re: Starfire Ion Gun Test

Post by Richard Hull » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:28 pm

I actually fully explained all of this in Carls original post where Steve Sesselmann asked about differential pumping.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5006#p32954

It is a function of ion mean free path and reducing the gas molecules that could destroy the beam (neutralize it), in the chamber where the ions are needed to do a job.(fusion)



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Re: Starfire Ion Gun Test

Post by inflector » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:32 pm

Thanks, I've been trying to use search and make my way through all the prior posts to save repitition. Sorry I missed that one.

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Re: Starfire Ion Gun Test

Post by MarkS » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:40 pm

Curtis,
I believe that the setup you're referring to is underway by Andrew Seltzman. He posted data on a cooled grid sometime ago. His website has pictures of planned ion guns, and Andrew has consistently done what he's planned. Search him, and stay tuned!
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Re: Starfire Ion Gun Test

Post by inflector » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:58 pm

Thanks for the pointer. Will do.

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