Enhanced-wetting, boron-based liquid-metal ion source and method [electronic resource].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1999.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Los Alamos National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- A binary, boron-based alloy as a source for field-emission-type, ion-beam generating devices, wherein boron predominates in the alloy, preferably with a presence of about 60 atomic percent. The other constituent in the alloy is selected from the group of elements consisting of nickel, palladium and platinum. Predominance of boron in these alloys, during operation, promotes combining of boron with trace impurities of carbon in the alloys to form B.sub.4 C and thus to promote wetting of an associated carbon support substrate.
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Utlaut, Mark W.; Storms, Edmund K.; Swanson, Lynwood W.; Bell, Anthony E.; Bozack, Michael J.; Clark Jr., William M.
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