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APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING CONTAMINATION OF ACCELERATOR SYSTEMS BY AN ION PUMP

United States Patent Application

20170213683
A1
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An apparatus and method for preventing the contamination of sensitive accelerator surfaces and preventing deterioration of the accelerator field emission in a linear accelerator. The method includes providing a nanofilter at the inlet of the getter ion pumps connected to the beam line of the linear accelerator. The method includes providing a break in the inlet line, inserting a conflat flange at the break, and sandwiching the nanofilter between the two halves of the conflat flange. The nanofilter includes a maximum pore size of 3 nanometers, thereby preventing contaminants greater than 3 nanometers from flowing from the getter ion pump back to the accelerator system.
Myneni, Ganapati Rao (Yorktown, VA)
15/ 412,020
January 22, 2017
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS STATEMENT [0002] The United States Government may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177 from the Department of Energy.