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Micro-cone targets for producing high energy and low divergence particle beams

United States Patent

8,530,852
September 10, 2013
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The present invention relates to micro-cone targets for producing high energy and low divergence particle beams. In one embodiment, the micro-cone target includes a substantially cone-shaped body including an outer surface, an inner surface, a generally flat and round, open-ended base, and a tip defining an apex. The cone-shaped body tapers along its length from the generally flat and round, open-ended base to the tip defining the apex. In addition, the outer surface and the inner surface connect the base to the tip, and the tip curves inwardly to define an outer surface that is concave, which is bounded by a rim formed at a juncture where the outer surface meets the tip.
Le Galloudec; Nathalie (Reno, NV)
Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on behalf of the University of Nevada, Reno (Reno, NV), N/A (
12/ 977,475
20110147607
December 23, 2010
GOVERNMENT FUNDING This invention was made with support under Grant Number DE-FC52-03NA00156, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy; the United States federal government, therefore, has certain rights in the invention.