Instead of the conventional architecture, where 10-20 micron thick layers of anode, separator and cathode are sandwiched in a layer-like fashion between charge collectors
, this revolutionary architecture has completely interpenetrating and intertwined anodes and cathodes, with the separator in-between.
Surely, the international cooperation, expected to bring about a 30% increase in polar routes, will benefit both carriers and navigation charge collectors
alike, to a much greater extent in the years to come.
The beam is magnetically split again: Positively charged carbon-12 and carbon-13 ions are detected in charge collectors
(called Faraday cups) while carbon-14 ions pass through more electrostatic and magnetic filtering and into an ultrasensitive gas ionization detector.