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Modeling and Optimization of Deflection Slits for Fast-Pulsing of a Low Energy Ion Beam

Description: This paper discusses research on modeling and optimization of deflection slits for fast-pulsing of a low energy ion beam. The authors also investigate simulated slit configurations that reduce the length of the fields along the beam axis, thus optimizing the pulsing mechanism.
Date: March 30, 2006
Creator: Bosca, Ryan & Weathers, Duncan L.
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Ion Motion inthe Adiabatic Focuser

Description: In this paper we numerically study the effect of ion motion in an adiabatic focuser, motivated by a recent suggestion that ion motion in an adiabatic focuser might be significant and even preclude operation of the focuser as previously envisioned. It is shown that despite ion motion the adiabatic focuser should work as well as originally envisioned.
Date: June 10, 2006
Creator: Henestroza, E.; Sessler, A.M. & Yu, S.S.
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1-D Van der Waals Foams Heated by Ion Beam Energy Deposition

Description: One dimensional simulations of various initial average density aluminum foams (modeled as slabs of solid metal separated by low density regions) heated by volumetric energy deposition are conducted with a Lagrangian hydrodynamics code using a van der Waals equation of tate (EOS). The resulting behavior is studied to facilitate the design of future warm dense matter (WDM) experiments at LBNL. In the simulations the energy deposition ranges from 10 to 30 kJ/g and from 0.075 to 4.0 ns total pulse length, resulting in temperatures from approximately 1 o 4 eV. We study peak pressures and temperatures in the foams, expansion velocity, and the phase evolution. Five relevant time scales in the problem are identified. Additionally, we present a method for characterizing the level of inhomogeneity in a foam target as it is heated and the time it takes for a foam to homogenize.
Date: December 23, 2009
Creator: Zylstra, A. B.; Barnard, J. J. & More, R. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A System for Measurement of Negative-Ion Charge-Exchange Cross Sections

Description: A radio-frequency positive-ion source and a fifty-kilovolt linear accelerator were designed and constructed in order to produce sizable quantities of hydrogen, helium, nitrogen, neon, and argon. Plans were then made to equip this ion source with charge-exchange apparatus suitable for charge-exchange cross-sectional measurements. It is the purpose of this paper to present the design of the equipment and to present operational knowledge of the equipment and of ion beams which are producible.
Date: January 1960
Creator: Wingo, Dale T.
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Coincidence Method Applied to Ion Beam Measurement

Description: "A coincidence Geiger counter system was constructed for the absolute measurement of the activity of radioactive substances made in a cyclotron. The average beam current in the cyclotron can be calculated from the number of disintegrations per second observed, the half-life of the radioactive substance, and the reaction cross section" (p. 1).
Date: February 1952
Creator: Fultz, Stanley & Pool, M. L.
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Description: High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) applications require high line charge density ion beams. An efficient method to obtain this type of beams is to extract a long pulse, high current beam from a gun at high energy, and let the beam pass through a decelerating field to compress it. The low energy beam-bunch is loaded into a solenoid and matched to a Brillouin flow. The Brillouin equilibrium is independent of the energy if the relationship between the beam size (a), solenoid magnetic field strength (B) and line charge density is such that (Ba){sup 2} is proportional to the line charge density. Thus it is possible to accelerate a matched beam at constant line charge density. An experiment, NDCX-1c is being designed to test the feasibility of this type of injectors, where we will extract a 1 microsecond, 100 mA, potassium beam at 160 keV, decelerate it to 55 keV (density {approx}0.2 {micro}C/m), and load it into a 2.5 T solenoid where it will be accelerated to 100-150 keV (head to tail) at constant line charge density. The head-to-tail velocity tilt can be used to increase bunch compression and to control longitudinal beam expansion. We will present the physics design and numerical simulations of the proposed experiment.
Date: May 20, 2005
Creator: Henestroza, Enrique; Henestroza, E.; Peters, C.; Yu, S.S.; Grote, D.P. & Briggs, R.J.
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Broad, intense, quiescent beam of singly charged metal ions obtained by extraction from self-sputtering plasma far above the runaway threshold

Description: Dense metal plasmas obtained by self-sputtering far above the runway threshold are well suited to generate intense quiescent ion beams. The dilemma of high current density and charge state purity can be solved when using target materials of low surface binding energy by utilizing non-resonant exchange reactions before ion extraction. Space-charge-limited quiescent beams of Cu+, Zn+, and Bi+ with ~;;10 mA/cm2 have been obtained through multi-aperture gridded ion extraction up to 45 kV from self-sputtering plasmas.
Date: May 19, 2009
Creator: Anders, Andre & Oks, Efim
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Integration of scanning probes and ion beams

Description: We report the integration of a scanning force microscope with ion beams. The scanning probe images surface structures non-invasively and aligns the ion beam to regions of interest. The ion beam is transported through a hole in the scanning probe tip. Piezoresistive force sensors allow placement of micromachined cantilevers close to the ion beam lens. Scanning probe imaging and alignment is demonstrated in a vacuum chamber coupled to the ion beam line. Dot arrays are formed by ion implantation in resist layers on silicon samples with dot diameters limited by the hole size in the probe tips of a few hundred nm.
Date: March 30, 2005
Creator: Persaud, A.; Park, S.J.; Liddle, J.A.; Schenkel, T.; Bokor, J. & Rangelow, I.
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Description: The joint research and development program is continued to develop steady-state ion source of decaborane beam for ion implantation industry. Bemas ion source is the wide used ion source for ion implantation industry. The new simulation code was developed for the Bemas ion source discharge simulation. We present first results of the simulation for several materials interested in semiconductors. As well the comparison of results obtained with experimental data obtained at the ITEP ion source test-bench is presented.
Date: August 26, 2007
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The Low-Energy State ofCirculating Stored Ion Beams: Crystalline Beams

Description: Molecular dynamics is employed to study the low energy states of a beam of charged particles subject to circumferentially varying guiding and focusing forces and with Coulomb forces between the particles. In a constant gradient ring, the lowest energy state is never ordered, but in an alternating gradient structure, operating below the transition energy, the lowest state is ordered. The nature and characteristics of the ground state depends upon the beam density and the ring parameters. For zero temperature the crystal remains intact for a very long time, but at nonzero temperatures it gains energy from the lattice. A critical temperature exists above which the crystal melts rapidly.
Date: March 10, 1994
Creator: Wei, J.; Li, X.-P. & Sessler, Andrew M.
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Three Dimensional Laser Cooling of Stored and Circulating Ion Beams by Means of a Coupling Cavity

Description: It is shown, theoretically, that a coupling cavity; namely an rf cavity operating in the TM{sup 210} mode, when inserted in a storage ring will enhance the coupling between longitudinal and transverse degrees of freedom. As a result, it is shown that the demonstrated very effective laser cooling of the longitudinal motion, can now be extended to transverse motion; i.e., employed to cool a beam in all three directions.
Date: February 1, 1994
Creator: Okamoto, H.; Sessler, Andrew M. & Mohl, D.
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Accurate hydrogen depth profiling by reflection elastic recoil detection analysis

Description: A technique to convert reflection elastic recoil detection analysis spectra to depth profiles, the channel-depth conversion, was introduced by Verda, et al [1]. But the channel-depth conversion does not correct for energy spread, the unwanted broadening in the energy of the spectra, which can lead to errors in depth profiling. A work in progress introduces a technique that corrects for energy spread in elastic recoil detection analysis spectra, the energy spread correction [2]. Together, the energy spread correction and the channel-depth conversion comprise an accurate and convenient hydrogen depth profiling method.
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: Verda, R. D. (Raymond D.); Tesmer, Joseph R.; Nastasi, Michael Anthony, & Bower, R. W. (Robert W.)
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Description: The Analytical Mass Spectrometry Section at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has, for many years, been determining relative isotopic abundances from solid samples. Thus, useful analytical mass spectrometer experience with every pertinent element has been obtained. These include the 55 polyisotopic elements as well as products of irradiation and fission. The techniques used are summarized in this report. A separate page for each element lists preferred compound, loading of sample, manner of obtaining a stable ion beam, and solutions of special problems. (auth)
Date: December 17, 1963
Creator: Spitzer, E.J. & Sites, J.R., comps.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nanometer-scale imaging and pore-scale fluid flow modeling inchalk

Description: For many rocks of high economic interest such as chalk,diatomite, tight gas sands or coal, nanometer scale resolution is neededto resolve the 3D-pore structure, which controls the flow and trapping offluids in the rocks. Such resolutions cannot be achieved with existingtomographic technologies. A new 3D imaging method, based on serialsectioning and using the Focused Ion Beam (FIB) technology has beendeveloped. FIB allows for the milling of layers as thin as 10 nanometersby using accelerated Ga+ ions to sputter atoms from the sample surface.After each milling step, as a new surface is exposed, a 2D image of thissurface is generated. Next, the 2D images are stacked to reconstruct the3D pore or grain structure. Resolutions as high as 10 nm are achievableusing this technique. A new image processing method uses directmorphological analysis of the pore space to characterize thepetrophysical properties of diverse formations. In addition to estimationof the petrophysical properties (porosity, permeability, relativepermeability and capillary pressures), the method is used for simulationof fluid displacement processes, such as those encountered in variousimproved oil recovery (IOR) approaches. Computed with the new methodcapillary pressure curves are in good agreement with laboratory data. Themethod has also been applied for visualization of the fluid distributionat various saturations from the new FIB data.
Date: August 23, 2005
Creator: Tomutsa, Liviu; Silin, Dmitriy & Radmilovich, Velimir
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Theory of Nanocluster Size Distributions from Ion Beam Synthesis

Description: Ion beam synthesis of nanoclusters is studied via both kinetic Monte Carlo simulations and the self-consistent mean-field solution to a set of coupled rate equations. Both approaches predict the existence of a steady state shape for the cluster size distribution that depends only on a characteristic length determined by the ratio of the effective diffusion coefficient to the ion flux. The average cluster size in the steady state regime is determined by the implanted species/matrix interface energy.
Date: June 13, 2008
Creator: Yuan, C.W.; Yi, D.O.; Sharp, I.D.; Shin, S.J.; Liao, C.Y.; Guzman, J. et al.
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Cluster ion beam polishing for inertial confinement fusion target capsules

Description: Targets for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) typically consist of a hollow, spherical capsule filled with a mixture of hydrogen isotopes. Typically, these capsules are irradiated by short, intense pulses of either laser light (``direct drive``) or laser-generated. x-rays (``indirect drive``), causing them to implode This compresses and heats the fuel, leading to thermonuclear fusion. This process is highly sensitive to hydrodynamic (e.g., Rayleigh-Taylor) instabilities, which can be initiated by imperfections in the target. Thus, target capsules must be spherical and smooth One of the lead capsule designs for the National Ignition Facility, a 1.8 MJ laser being built at Livermore, calls for a 2-mm- diam capsule with a 150-{micro}m-thick copper-doped beryllium wall. These capsules can be fabricated by sputter depositing the metal onto a spherical plastic mandrel. This results in surfaces with measured Rq`s of 50 to 150 nm, as measured with an atomic force microscope For optimal performance the roughness should be below 10 nm rms We have begun studying the use of ion cluster beam polishing as a means of improving the surface finish of as-deposited capsules In this approach, a batch of capsules would be agitated in a bounce pan inside a vacuum chamber during exposure to the cluster beam. This would ensure a uniform beam dose around the capsule. We have performed preliminary experiments on both Be flats and on a stationary Be capsule On the capsule, the measured Rq went from 64 nm before polishing to 15 nm after This result was obtained without any effort at process optimization. Similar smoothing was observed on the planar samples
Date: June 9, 1998
Creator: McEachern, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

HRIBF Tandem Accelerator Radiation Safety System Upgrade

Description: The HRIBF Tandem Accelerator Radiation Safety System was designed to permit experimenters and operations staff controlled access to beam transport and experiment areas with accelerated beam present. Neutron-Gamma detectors are mounted in eaeh area at points of maximum dose rate and the resulting signals are integrated by redundan~ circuitry; beam is stopped if dose rate or integrated dose exceeds established limits. This paper will describe the system, in use for several vears at the HRIBF, and discuss changes recently made to modernize the system and to make the system compliant with DOE Order 5480.25 and related ORNL updated safety rules.
Date: November 4, 1998
Creator: Blankenship, J.L. & Juras, R.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A High-Temperature, "Volume-Type" ECR Ion Source for RIB Generation

Description: A high temperature, low-charge-state, "volume-type" source has been designed for use in the nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics research radioactive ion beam (RIB) programs at the Holifield Radioactive Ion beam Facility (HRIBF). The source utilizes electromagnetic coils to generate a large and uniformly distributed central magnetic field with magnitude (875 G) chosen to be in electron-cyclotron-resonance (ECR) with single- frequency (2.45 GHz) microwave radiation. Among the features of the source includti a variable mirror-ratio at ion extraction as required for optimizing low-charge state ion beam generation, a right-hand, circularly-polarized RF injection system to overcome the relatively-low, cutoff-density, (nC - 7.4x10'0/cm3) associated with the use of 2.45 GHz microwave radiatiom, and a high temperature, Ir- or Re-coated-Ta plasma chamber to reduce the residence times of radioactive species that are adsorbed on the walls of the chamber. No provisions are made for radial plasma confinement due to the sensitivity of permanent magnets to degradation by the huge fluxes of neutrons incumbent during target irradiation, routinely used for this purpose. Aspects of the design features of the source are described in this report.
Date: March 29, 1999
Creator: Alton, G.D.; Liu, Y.; Reed, C.A.; Williams, C. & Zhang, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Overview of linac applications at future radioactive beam facilities

Description: There is considerable interest worldwide in the research which could be done at a next generation, advanced radioactive beam facility. To generate high quality, intense beams of accelerated radionuclides via the {open_quotes}isotope separator on-line{close_quotes} (ISOL) method requires two major accelerator components: a high power (100 kW) driver device to produce radionuclides in a production target/ion source complex, and a secondary beam accelerator to produce beams of radioactive ions up to energies on the order of 10 MeV per nucleon over a broad mass range. In reviewing the technological challenges of such a facility, several types of modem linear accelerators appear well suited. This paper reviews the properties of the linacs currently under construction and those proposed for future facilities for use either as the driver device or the radioactive beam post-accelerator. Other choices of accelerators, such as cyclotrons, for either the driver or secondary beam devices of a radioactive beam complex will also be compared. Issues to be addressed for the production accelerator include the choice of ion beam types to be used for cost-effective production of radionuclides. For the post-accelerator the choice of ion source technology is critical and dictates the charge-to-mass requirements at the injection stage.
Date: November 1, 1996
Creator: Nolen, J.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department