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Title: Cylindrical neutron generator

Abstract

A cylindrical neutron generator is formed with a coaxial RF-driven plasma ion source and target. A deuterium (or deuterium and tritium) plasma is produced by RF excitation in a cylindrical plasma ion generator using an RF antenna. A cylindrical neutron generating target is coaxial with the ion generator, separated by plasma and extraction electrodes which contain many slots. The plasma generator emanates ions radially over 360.degree. and the cylindrical target is thus irradiated by ions over its entire circumference. The plasma generator and target may be as long as desired. The plasma generator may be in the center and the neutron target on the outside, or the plasma generator may be on the outside and the target on the inside. In a nested configuration, several concentric targets and plasma generating regions are nested to increase the neutron flux.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175396
Patent Number(s):
6,907,097
Application Number:
10/100,962
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Leung, Ka-Ngo. Cylindrical neutron generator. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Leung, Ka-Ngo. Cylindrical neutron generator. United States.
Leung, Ka-Ngo. Tue . "Cylindrical neutron generator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175396.
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title = {Cylindrical neutron generator},
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abstractNote = {A cylindrical neutron generator is formed with a coaxial RF-driven plasma ion source and target. A deuterium (or deuterium and tritium) plasma is produced by RF excitation in a cylindrical plasma ion generator using an RF antenna. A cylindrical neutron generating target is coaxial with the ion generator, separated by plasma and extraction electrodes which contain many slots. The plasma generator emanates ions radially over 360.degree. and the cylindrical target is thus irradiated by ions over its entire circumference. The plasma generator and target may be as long as desired. The plasma generator may be in the center and the neutron target on the outside, or the plasma generator may be on the outside and the target on the inside. In a nested configuration, several concentric targets and plasma generating regions are nested to increase the neutron flux.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1175396}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {6}
}

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A neutron tube with constant output (1010 n/sec) for activation analysis and reactor applications
journal, March 1965