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Title: 14 MeV DT Neutron Test Facility at the Sandia Ion Beam Laboratory.

Abstract

This report documents work done at the Sandia Ion Beam Laboratory to develop a capability to produce 14 Me neutrons at levels sufficient for testing radiation effects on electronic materials and components. The work was primarily enabled by a laboratory directed research and development (LDRD) project. The main elements of the work were to optimize target lifetime, test a new thin- film target design concept to reduce tritium usage, design and construct a new target chamber and beamline optimized for high-flux tests, and conduct tests of effects on electronic devices and components. These tasks were all successfully completed. The improvements in target performance and target chamber design have increased the flux and fluence of 14 MV neutrons available at the test location by several orders of magnitude. The outcome of the project is that a new capability for testing radiation-effects on electronic components from 14 MeV neutrons is now available at Sandia National Laboratories. This capability has already been extensively used for many qualification and component evaluation and development tests.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1569148
Report Number(s):
SAND2019-11308
679655
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Wampler, William R., Doyle, Barney L., Vizkelethy, Gyorgy, Bielejec, Edward S., Snow, Clark S., Styron, Jedediah D., and Jasica, Matthew Jeffrey. 14 MeV DT Neutron Test Facility at the Sandia Ion Beam Laboratory.. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1569148.
Wampler, William R., Doyle, Barney L., Vizkelethy, Gyorgy, Bielejec, Edward S., Snow, Clark S., Styron, Jedediah D., & Jasica, Matthew Jeffrey. 14 MeV DT Neutron Test Facility at the Sandia Ion Beam Laboratory.. United States. doi:10.2172/1569148.
Wampler, William R., Doyle, Barney L., Vizkelethy, Gyorgy, Bielejec, Edward S., Snow, Clark S., Styron, Jedediah D., and Jasica, Matthew Jeffrey. Sun . "14 MeV DT Neutron Test Facility at the Sandia Ion Beam Laboratory.". United States. doi:10.2172/1569148. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1569148.
@article{osti_1569148,
title = {14 MeV DT Neutron Test Facility at the Sandia Ion Beam Laboratory.},
author = {Wampler, William R. and Doyle, Barney L. and Vizkelethy, Gyorgy and Bielejec, Edward S. and Snow, Clark S. and Styron, Jedediah D. and Jasica, Matthew Jeffrey},
abstractNote = {This report documents work done at the Sandia Ion Beam Laboratory to develop a capability to produce 14 Me neutrons at levels sufficient for testing radiation effects on electronic materials and components. The work was primarily enabled by a laboratory directed research and development (LDRD) project. The main elements of the work were to optimize target lifetime, test a new thin- film target design concept to reduce tritium usage, design and construct a new target chamber and beamline optimized for high-flux tests, and conduct tests of effects on electronic devices and components. These tasks were all successfully completed. The improvements in target performance and target chamber design have increased the flux and fluence of 14 MV neutrons available at the test location by several orders of magnitude. The outcome of the project is that a new capability for testing radiation-effects on electronic components from 14 MeV neutrons is now available at Sandia National Laboratories. This capability has already been extensively used for many qualification and component evaluation and development tests.},
doi = {10.2172/1569148},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}