heavy-ion source

heavy-ion source

[′hev·ē ¦ī‚än ′sȯrs]
(electronics)
Any source of ionized molecules or atoms of elements heavier than helium.
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Logan said the program was organized around answering four top level scientific issues: (1) what physics determines beam brightness in heavy-ion sources and low energy transport; (2) what dynamical phenomen a affect the quality of space-charge-dominated beams undergoing transport and acceleration; (3) how can we best apply and improve computational tools to provide the needed support for experiments, exploration of issues, and planning for the future; and (4) what role do non-linear processes and beam-plasma interaction play in beam chamber propagation and focusing onto a target?