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Monolithic and Low-Density (<50 mg/cm3) Metal Oxides Fabricated Using Electrospinning: Vanadium Oxide and Copper Oxide Examples

Keiji Nagai, Kohei Miyamoto, Tomokazu Iyoda, Cao Pan, Zhongze Gu

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 59 / Number 1 / January 2011 / Pages 216-220

Technical Paper / Nineteenth Target Fabrication Meeting /

This paper introduces examples of low-density (<50 mg/cm3) metal oxide targets using the electrospinning technique. Millimeter-sized targets of vanadium oxide and copper oxide were fabricated successfully. Low-density materials give well-controlled low-density plasma to produce an optically thin plasma. The advantage of the electrospinning sol-gel method is that the microstructure of the metal oxide fiber sheet can be designed and fabricated to meet the demand of the target in a very convenient way with mass production. The obtained low-density metal oxide can be used for the laser target to generate extreme ultraviolet light and X-rays.

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