NEC provides both magnetic and electrostatic ion beam steering components:
The NEC magnetic ion beam steerer is routinely used with ion beam accelerators to provide modest deflection of proton and helium beams with energies in the 1MeV to 5MeV range.
Each unit can be used individually to provide control in one direction. Two units are required for X-Y steering. The steerers can easily be moved along the beamline for repositioning without breaking vacuum.
The NEC electrostatic ion beam steerer is used to deflect ion beams independent of mass. It is routinely used on our injection beamlines for both large and small tandem accelerator systems.
The Electrostatic Ion Beam Steerer consists of two perpendicular pairs of electrostatic plates. Our standard beam steerer is designed for ±5kV. However, various versions of the steerer are available, including ones designed for ±10kV and other voltage ratings requested by customers.
The NEC electrostatic neutral beam trap deflector was originally designed for NEC ion implanters. It is also incorporated in ion beam analysis beamlines on Pelletron accelerator systems. The purpose of the deflector is to prevent neutrals from reaching the target area.
As with the neutral beam trap deflector, the NEC raster scan system was originally designed for NEC ion implanters. It is also incorporated in ion beam analysis beamlines on Pelletron accelerator systems. The raster scanner assembly, when used with the related power supply and controller, provides a very reliable system for uniform ion beam deposition into flat targets.
The raster scanner power supply is designed to be positioned near the raster scanner assembly. It has a ratio of horizontal to vertical scanned frequencies that are crystal locked to optimize scan uniformity. Transformer coupling assures the complete absence of DC offset voltages.
The raster scanner controller is equipped with two potentiometers for separate control of the horizontal and vertical scanning plate voltages. Each set of plates can be turned off individually to allow set up of one scan direction at a time.
The high energy end of a 1MV tandem Pelletron, with an implant beamline including raster scanner visible in the foreground and an IBA beamline in the background.