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Advances in Chemistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 636042, 11 pages
Research Article

Pulsed Supersonic Beams from High Pressure Source: Simulation Results and Experimental Measurements

Sackler School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 69978 Tel Aviv, Israel

Received 2 April 2014; Revised 5 June 2014; Accepted 26 June 2014; Published 3 August 2014

Academic Editor: Zhengcheng Zhang

Copyright © 2014 U. Even. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pulsed beams, originating from a high pressure, fast acting valve equipped with a shaped nozzle, can now be generated at high repetition rates and with moderate vacuum pumping speeds. The high intensity beams are discussed, together with the skimmer requirements that must be met in order to propagate the skimmed beams in a high-vacuum environment without significant disruption of the beam or substantial increases in beam temperature.