Technical considerations in the design of the Chalk River high temperature helium‐jet ion source Academic Article uri icon


  • A second-generation helium-jet-coupled ion source of the Bernas-Nier type has been developed for the Chalk River on-line isotope separator. The source features improvements to the anode-cylinder heating system, which enables the anode to reach temperatures exceeding 2000 °C. The source suspension has been redesigned to accommodate the effects of operation at increased temperature in order to maintain critical anode alignment at all power levels, thus assuring a consistent high-resolution ion beam.

author list (cited authors)

  • Watson, M. J., Koslowsky, V. T., Hagberg, E., Hardy, J. C., Steer, M. G., Schmeing, H., & Perry, W. L.

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publication date

  • April 1992