H01J 49/16 (20130101)
The present disclosure describes embodiments directed to a bubble based ion source system comprising an ion source configured to generate a plurality of ions, a heat source positioned above the container, an ion channel comprising an aperture and a plurality of electrodes, and/or any other components. The ion source further comprises a container at least partially comprising a solvent or solution, a bubble generator coupled to the container configured to generate a plurality of bubbles within the solvent, and/or any other component. The heat source can be configured to evaporate at least a portion of the solvent from each of the bubbles leaving a plurality of ions.
Fries, David P.; Abbott, William; and Yang, Bo, "Systems and methods for bubble based ion sources" (2017). USF Patents. 936.
University of South Florida