Electron Generator Arrays (EGAs) consist of millions of precision glass tubes fused together to produce a uniform and mechanically rigid structure.
Cold ionization source
Ideal for creating uniform, dense electron flux
EGAs can be used as the electron source in electron impact ionization source applications. This technology has the advantage of performing as a cold ionization source, which eliminates pyrolytic effects that occur when the heat generated by the filament chemically changes the unknown substances to be identified. Because each of the millions of pores produce electrons, the resultant electron flux is extremely uniform and dense.
Why choose an Electrogen™?
Electrogen™ provides a simple alternative to traditional electron gun sources while supporting fine emission level control. It provides a cold ionization source that requires no heat-up or stabilization time before use, won't burn out, and requires little maintenance or cleaning. Its parallel beam generation is not sensitive to field strength changes while producing a high density, highly uniform emission pattern. When compared to an electron gun, the power consumption is extremely low, often less than a watt.
Because Electrogen™ electron generator arrays can be customized by size and shape - and extremely large emission areas can be achieved by tiling multiple units - you can be assured that your research or analysis is not affected by variables such as pyrolytics or flux.