Penning cold-cathode ion source head for carbon

Penning cold-cathode ion source head for carbon

Usage conditions apply
Copper shell with attached water cooling tubing.
Specimen heavily used, not sandblasted, shows extensive corrosion around exit slot. Word "CARBON" in capitals inscribed on outside of shell indicates its use for carbon ion beams
Demonstrates cold cathode wear.
ED Hudson, ML Mallory and SW Mosko, "High Performance Heavy Ion Source For Cyclotrons," "ORNL-TM-3391" (May 1971)
Used with Oak Ridge 63-in. cyclotron (see object ID no. 1977.0359.41).
Currently not on view
Object Name
Cyclotron Ion Source Head
Date made
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Physical Description
metal; copper (overall material)
overall: 16 cm x 5 cm x 10 cm; 6 5/16 in x 1 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
76S6 type #7
Credit Line
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Science & Scientific Instruments
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