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SPIRAL RF-INDUCTION ANTENNA BASED ION SOURCE FOR NEUTRON GENERATORS

United States Patent Application

20100066252
A1
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An ion source for the generation of hydrogen or deuterium ions is disclosed, said source suitable for the generation of D-D and D-T neutrons, wherein the body of the ion source is cylindrical, and disposed at one end of the ion source opposite the extraction plate, is a single, spiraled RF coil antenna, in which the spiraled coils are flat.
Reijonen, Jani Petteri (Princeton, NJ), Hahto, Sami K. (Nashua, NH)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland CA)
12/ 425,951
April 17, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT [0002] The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. The government has certain rights in this invention.