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Generation of charged particles by extracting them from a high density source provided by an electrical gas breakdown in an electrical field between two conducting electrodes separated by a solid insulator, subject to the influence of a third electrode. The ions are generated by a high frequency alternating potential between a "driver" electrode and a "control" electrode. The ions are employed in charging a dielectric member to form a latent electrostatic charge image. A "screen" electrode between the control electrode and dielectric member isolates the potential on the dielectric member from the ion generating means, and provides an electrostatic lensing action.

Title
Three electrode system in the generation of electrostatic images
Application Number
5/925667
Publication Number
4160257
Application Date
July 17, 1978
Publication Date
July 3, 1979
Inventor
Jeffrey J Carrish
Hopkinton
MA, US
Agent
George E Kersey
Assignee
Dennison Manufacturing Company
MA, US
IPC
H01J 61/06
G03G 15/044
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