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Plasma Cracker Source PCS-ECR
Plasma source, atom source or ion source
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- Filamentless design
The absence of a hot filament to create the plasma, permits operation with most gases including reactive gases such as oxygen, chlorine, nitrogen and hydrogen.
- No microwave tuning required
Simply turn the plasma on and off.
- Unique integrated shutter and current monitor option
Allows beam density and residual current measurements to be made while the beam is shut off.
- Trivial bakeout preparation ~1minute
Remove only the microwave generator and cables (no water-jacket disassembly).
- Built in microwave generator/tuner
Eliminates the need for waveguide installation. The sophisticated microwave tuner allows tuning to be optimized for each mode for maximum performance.
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Suitable for use in vacuum levels ranging from HV to those found in the most demanding MBE applications. The PCS-ECR can be used as plasma source, atom source or ion source.
The SPECS PCS-ECR source is a truly UHV compatible Plasma source for the generation of atoms and ions (see also the SPECS Ion Sources IQE 12/38, IQE 11/35, IQP 10/63). It is fully bakeable, with an all-welded stainless steel vacuum envelope, and outstanding cooling from a full length water-jacket. Through the action of the well-known electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) phenomenon, a high density plasma is created by coupling a radially symmetric 2.45GHz microwave field to ions on the 86mT surface of a multi-polar magnetic array.
A unique combination of features and options make this an extraordinarily versatile plasma source.
PCS-ECR product brochure
To all customers of
former Oxford Scientific Ltd.:
SPECS has taken over
the product line of deposition
sources from Oxford Scientific
in 2006, with Dr. Christian Bradley
still involved in the further
development of the sources.
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