Description: Several existing high-current dc ion sources are presented that yield positive ions and are based on gas discharges. Their common features are then outlined: extraction systems, required plasma qualities, and the production of ions from solid materials. Finally, from well-established laws, scaling rules for high-brightness ion beams are derived taking one specific case to determine the numerical constants. These rules predict that the current values of transportable beams scale proportionally to the 3/2 power of the extraction voltage, whereas the brightness strongly decreases with rising voltage.
Date: January 1, 1985
Creator: Keller, R.
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