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Title: Enhanced neutron production from pyroelectric fusion

Abstract

The pyroelectric effect has been utilized as a means of producing x rays, electrons, positive ions, and neutrons. Pyroelectric sources have advantages over conventional sources, in that they are low cost, only consume a few watts of power, and are smaller than most sources. While pyroelectric x ray sources are already mature enough to be sold as commercial devices, the current generation of pyroelectric neutron sources is too low in intensity to be useful for commercial applications. This report demonstrates techniques which increase neutron production by a factor of 5.6 over previously published data.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20971886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 17; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2731310; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CATIONS; ELECTRONS; NEUTRON SOURCES; NEUTRONS; PYROELECTRIC EFFECT; X RADIATION; X-RAY SOURCES

Citation Formats

Geuther, Jeffrey A., and Danon, Yaron. Enhanced neutron production from pyroelectric fusion. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2731310.
Geuther, Jeffrey A., & Danon, Yaron. Enhanced neutron production from pyroelectric fusion. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2731310.
Geuther, Jeffrey A., and Danon, Yaron. Mon . "Enhanced neutron production from pyroelectric fusion". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2731310.
@article{osti_20971886,
title = {Enhanced neutron production from pyroelectric fusion},
author = {Geuther, Jeffrey A. and Danon, Yaron},
abstractNote = {The pyroelectric effect has been utilized as a means of producing x rays, electrons, positive ions, and neutrons. Pyroelectric sources have advantages over conventional sources, in that they are low cost, only consume a few watts of power, and are smaller than most sources. While pyroelectric x ray sources are already mature enough to be sold as commercial devices, the current generation of pyroelectric neutron sources is too low in intensity to be useful for commercial applications. This report demonstrates techniques which increase neutron production by a factor of 5.6 over previously published data.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2731310},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 17,
volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}