Energy tunable solid state sources of neutral particles are described. In a disclosed embodiment, a halogen particle source includes a solid halide sample, a photon source positioned to deliver photons to a surface of the halide, and a collimating means positioned to accept a spatially defined plume of hyperthermal halogen particles emitted from the sample surface.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract DE-AC06-76RLO-1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.