Beam Imaging Solutions (BIS) presents the new DCIS-100 ion source assembly. This ion source is of the Colutron hot cathode discharge type and used with the Model G-1 and Model G-2 Ion Gun Systems. This source is similar to the Colutron boron nitride ion source (Model 100) design but constructed from highly durable alumina ceramic (Al2O3). Unlike the boron nitride source, the initial outgas time of the DCIS-100 is measured in minutes, instead of hours due to the hygroscopic nature of boron nitride. The alumina is also more mechanically durable than its boron nitride counterpart. The DCIS-100 is also more durable than the Colutron model 100-Q quartz ion source and capable of higher temperature and anode discharge current for higher current ion beams. A new Colutron type heat sink that can generate an axial magnetic field in the discharge chamber is now available.
The ion source is available as a complete assembly (model-100) with ion source (model DCIS-101), receptacle flange (DCIS-102), gas tee, and solid charge holder. The DCIS-101 ion source is also available separately and will plug into a standard Colutron receptacle flange. The ion source with oven is also available. The oven is used for vaporizing solid materials up to 2000C.
The legacy Colutron model 100-Q ion source and spare parts are also now available from Beam Imaging Solutions. Many parts such as the filaments, anodes, contact wires and source receptacle flange are interchangeable between the legacy quartz and ceramic versions. Parts for the Boron Nitride version are available as well.