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Title: Spherical neutron generator

Abstract

A spherical neutron generator is formed with a small spherical target and a spherical shell RF-driven plasma ion source surrounding the target. A deuterium (or deuterium and tritium) ion plasma is produced by RF excitation in the plasma ion source using an RF antenna. The plasma generation region is a spherical shell between an outer chamber and an inner extraction electrode. A spherical neutron generating target is at the center of the chamber and is biased negatively with respect to the extraction electrode which contains many holes. Ions passing through the holes in the extraction electrode are focused onto the target which produces neutrons by D-D or D-T reactions.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176002
Patent Number(s):
7,139,349
Application Number:
10/100,955
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) OSTI
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. Spherical neutron generator. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Leung, Ka-Ngo. Spherical neutron generator. United States.
Leung, Ka-Ngo. Tue . "Spherical neutron generator". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176002.
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abstractNote = {A spherical neutron generator is formed with a small spherical target and a spherical shell RF-driven plasma ion source surrounding the target. A deuterium (or deuterium and tritium) ion plasma is produced by RF excitation in the plasma ion source using an RF antenna. The plasma generation region is a spherical shell between an outer chamber and an inner extraction electrode. A spherical neutron generating target is at the center of the chamber and is biased negatively with respect to the extraction electrode which contains many holes. Ions passing through the holes in the extraction electrode are focused onto the target which produces neutrons by D-D or D-T reactions.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 21 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Tue Nov 21 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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