Nitrogen Beams with a National Electrostatics Corporation
Alphatross Source and a 5SDH Accelerator
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B. Harlow,1,a) P. A. DeYoung, 1,b) and V. A. Bunnell1
1 Hope College Department of Physics, Holland, MI 49423, USA
a) Corresponding author: blake.harlow [at] hope.edu
b) deyoung [at] hope.edu
Over the past 1 5 years, Hope College has been producing hydrogen and helium ion beams w ith an Alphatross® ion source and 5SDH Pelletron® tandem Van de Graaff accelerator. The manufacturer stated the possibility of creating nitrogen ions from this source, but Hope College has not, up until now, attempted to do so. By m ixing approximately 1% nitrogen into hydrogen source gas, imidogen (NH - ) and amidogen (NH 2 -) ions are created and accelerated through the tandem accelerator. Oxygen and hydroxide beams are also present due to residual water vapor in the source after maintenance. Post acceleration, these ion beams w ere directed into a scattering chamber by a dipole bending m agnet for identification. Alternate beams such as these open up new possibilities for future experiments such as nitrogen implantation.