The effects upon erosion due to implanted atoms in extraction electrodes of an ion source have been investigated through calculating the sputtering yields with a Monte Carlo simulation code, ACAT. The results obtained with ACAT have indicated that the sputtering yields of extraction electrodes are substantially affected by the retention of implanted atoms depending upon the mass ratio of electrode materials and extracted ions from the source plasma. The enhanced erosion takes place as the heavier ion beam species like phosphor is implanted into lighter electrode material like carbon. Additional mixing of materials arising from ion source operation, such as hot cathode materials evaporation onto a carbon extraction electrode, can shorten the lifetime of the extraction electrodes.
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Research Article| January 07 2011
Erosion of Extraction Electrodes of Ion Sources due to Sputtering
AIP Conf. Proc. 1321, 325–328 (2011)
Takahiro Kenmotsu, Naoki Miyamoto, Motoi Wada; Erosion of Extraction Electrodes of Ion Sources due to Sputtering. AIP Conf. Proc. 7 January 2011; 1321 (1): 325–328. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3548405
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