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Ion-pair Ionization in CO2-fed Cesium Sputter Sources

  • John S Vogel (a1) and Alexander M Stolz (a2)


A collision-radiation model of the solid sample cesium sputter ion source led to the rediscovery of anion production by ion-pair production. The model revealed physical processes that may produce high current outputs from such sources and suggested new ways of obtaining high outputs at lower heat and conductive stress to the source. Primary among these solutions is the electron excitation of primary Cs0 recycled from the sample to provide states that efficiently create chosen anions. Here we look at how the processes might apply to gas-fed ion sources.


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Selected Papers from the 23rd International Radiocarbon Conference, Trondheim, Norway, 17–22 June, 2018



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Ion-pair Ionization in CO2-fed Cesium Sputter Sources

  • John S Vogel (a1) and Alexander M Stolz (a2)


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