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Glass antenna for RF-ion source operation

United States Patent

6,124,834
September 26, 2000
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An antenna comprises a plurality of small diameter conductive wires disposed in a dielectric tube. The number and dimensions of the conductive wires is selected to improve the RF resistance of the antenna while also facilitating a reduction in thermal gradients that may create thermal stresses on the dielectric tube. The antenna may be mounted in a vacuum system using a low-stress antenna assembly that cushions and protects the dielectric tube from shock and mechanical vibration while also permitting convenient electrical and coolant connections to the antenna.
Leung; Ka Ngo (Hercules, CA), Lee; Yung-Hee Yvette (Berkeley, CA), Perkins; Luke T. (Plainsboro, NJ)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 054,765
April 3, 1998
This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The U.S. Government may have certain rights in this invention.