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1. (WO2013115644) SPARK ABLATION DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/115644    International Application No.:    PCT/NL2013/050049
Publication Date: Fri Aug 09 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 30 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: B22F 9/14
H01J 37/32
Applicants: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Inventors: SCHMIDT-OTT, Andreas
PFEIFFER, Tobias Vincent
Title: SPARK ABLATION DEVICE
Abstract:
A spark ablation device for generating nanoparticles comprising a spark generator; the spark generator comprising first and second electrodes, wherein the spark generator further comprises at least one power source which is arranged to be operative at a first energy level for maintaining a discharge between the first and second electrodes, which power source is arranged for repetitively increasing the energy of the discharge to a predetermined secondary level that is higher than the first energy level for ablating a portion of the electrodes.