Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY:
- Vacuum arc ion sources
- Mevva ion sources
- Simple method
- Can be used with large number of cathode materials
- Cathodic arc can be initiated without the need for a high-voltage trigger pulse
André Anders has developed a simple method by which a cathodic arc can be initiated without the need for a high-voltage trigger pulse. “Triggerless” initiation can also be used in vacuum arc ion sources, also known as Mevva ion sources. Berkeley Lab’s new “triggerless” principle has been used successfully with a large number of cathode materials.
See also Advanced Macroparticle Twist Filter, Magnetic Expander and Homogenizer for Cathodic Arc Plasmas, IB-1484, and Miniaturized Cathodic Arc Plasma Source, IB-1497.
STATUS: U.S. Patent #6,465,793. Available for licensing
REFERENCE NUMBER: IB-1489