FOCUSED ION STREAM PRINTING ARRAY
Original Publication Date: 1995-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Ionographic printing with a focused ion stream as disclosed in U.S. Patent No. 5,257,045, in some applications, use a printing array pattern that includes a set of staggered aperture holes. This array pattern does not utilize all of the ions available because some of the conductive region is needed to maintain the corona and some is needed to surround each aperture for gating purposes. Much of the conductor away from the apertures simply acts to sink coronode current, thereby reducing efficiency.