An atmospheric pressure Theta-pinch imploding thin-film device has been developed for use as a plasma source in conjunction with established emission devices for direct atomic spectroscopy. With high energy breakdown capabilities Theta-pinch sources show promise in the breakdown of highly sturdy samples, such as ore and refractory samples. In order to control the large electrical discharge the Theta-pinch requires, a TTL logic circuit was implemented. This allows for temporal control, and along with physical measures, increased safety in operation.
|Commitee:||Shaw, Michael, Wiediger, Sue|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Theta-pinch, Thin-film plasma|
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