Chapter 13. Vacuum Arc Ion Sources

  1. Ian G. Brown
  1. Efim Oks1 and
  2. Ian G. Brown2

Published Online: 4 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603956.ch13

The Physics and Technology of Ion Sources, Second Edition

The Physics and Technology of Ion Sources, Second Edition

How to Cite

Oks, E. and Brown, I. G. (2004) Vacuum Arc Ion Sources, in The Physics and Technology of Ion Sources, Second Edition (ed I. G. Brown), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603956.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    High Current Electronics Institute, Tomsk, Russia

  2. 2

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUL 2005
  2. Published Print: 25 AUG 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527404100

Online ISBN: 9783527603954

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Keywords:

  • ion sources;
  • vacuum arc ion sources;
  • vacuum arc plasma physics;
  • beam parameters;
  • ion charge states;
  • ion beam noise;
  • pulse stability;
  • gaseous ions;
  • LBNL Mevva sources;
  • HCEI Titan sources;
  • NPI Raduga sources;
  • GSI Varis sources

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background

  • Vacuum Arc Plasma Physics

  • Principles of Operation

  • Beam Parameters

    • Beam Current

    • Beam Profile, Divergence and Emittance

    • Beam Composition

    • Beam Noise, Pulse Stability, and Lifetime

  • Recent Improvements in Parameters and Performance

    • Enhancement of Ion Charge States

    • Alternative Triggering of the Vacuum Arc

    • Reduction in Ion Beam Noise and Increased Pulse Stability

    • Generation of Gaseous Ions

  • Source Embodiments

    • LBNL Mevva Sources

    • HCEI Titan Sources

    • NPI Raduga Sources

    • GSI Varis Sources

    • Other Versions and Variants

  • Conclusion