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United States Patent Application

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An electromagnetic field generator includes a semiconductive material shaped to form a complex electromagnetic field including a magnetic field and an electric field. An instrument includes a passage configured such that charged particle may travel therein, and a semiconductive material configured to form a complex electromagnetic field that is configured to control motion of the charged particles within the passage. Another instrument includes a housing defining a chamber, and an electromagnetic field generator within the chamber that comprises a material configured to form an electric field component of an electromagnetic field, and a material configured to form a magnetic field component of the electromagnetic field. A method of controlling motion of charged particles includes controlling motion of at least one charged particle by forming a complex electromagnetic field with a semiconductive material that is shaped to form the complex electromagnetic field.
Scott, Jill R. (Idaho Falls, ID), McJunkin, Timothy R. (Idaho Falls, ID), Tremblay, Paul L. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls ID)
13/ 096,823
April 28, 2011
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.