charge-exchange source

charge-exchange source

[′chärj iks‚chānj ‚sȯrs]
(electronics)
A source of negative ions, generally negative helium ions, in which positive ions generated in a duoplasmatron are directed through a donor canal, usually containing lithium vapor, where they pick up sequentially two electrons to form negative ions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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