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Definition in ion source

  1. Nov 28, 2012 #1
    I could not figure out definition of arc voltage and arc current. Is that true arc voltage if the potential differences between dual electrode and the current is flow through one of these electrode? any help would be appreciated.
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  3. Nov 29, 2012 #2
    i have the same difficulty, who can help us?
  4. Nov 29, 2012 #3


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    It would appear that the arc voltage and current refer to the voltage and current in the arc section of the ion source.

    http://pag.lbl.gov/images/MEVVA%20principle.jpg [Broken]
    Ref: http://pag.lbl.gov/Proj_VacArcIonS.htm [Broken]

    The other part is the extractor.
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