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Title: METHOD OF PRODUCING NEUTRONS

Abstract

A method for producing neutrons is described in which there is employed a confinement zone defined between longitudinally spaced localized gradient regions of an elongated magnetic field. Changed particles and neutralizing electrons, more specifically deuterons and tritons and neutralizng electrons, are injected into the confinement field from ion sources located outside the field. The rotational energy of the parrticles is increased at the gradients by imposing an oscillating transverse electrical field thereacross. The imposition of such oscillating transverse electrical fields improves the reflection capability of such gradient fielda so that the reactive particles are retained more effectively within the zone. With the attainment of appropriate densities of plasma particles and provided that such particles are at a sufficiently high temperature, neutron-producing reactions ensue and large quantities of neutrons emerge from the containment zone. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4076898
Patent Number(s):
US 3120470
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-18-011159
NSA Number:
NSA-18-011159
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CHARGED PARTICLES; CONFIGURATION; DEUTERONS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRONS; ENERGY; ION SOURCES; IONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; OSCILLATIONS; PLASMA; PRODUCTION; REFLECTION; ROTATION; TEMPERATURE; TRITONS

Citation Formats

Imhoff, D.H., and Harker, W.H. METHOD OF PRODUCING NEUTRONS. United States: N. p., 1964. Web.
Imhoff, D.H., & Harker, W.H. METHOD OF PRODUCING NEUTRONS. United States.
Imhoff, D.H., and Harker, W.H. Sat . "METHOD OF PRODUCING NEUTRONS". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method for producing neutrons is described in which there is employed a confinement zone defined between longitudinally spaced localized gradient regions of an elongated magnetic field. Changed particles and neutralizing electrons, more specifically deuterons and tritons and neutralizng electrons, are injected into the confinement field from ion sources located outside the field. The rotational energy of the parrticles is increased at the gradients by imposing an oscillating transverse electrical field thereacross. The imposition of such oscillating transverse electrical fields improves the reflection capability of such gradient fielda so that the reactive particles are retained more effectively within the zone. With the attainment of appropriate densities of plasma particles and provided that such particles are at a sufficiently high temperature, neutron-producing reactions ensue and large quantities of neutrons emerge from the containment zone. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1964},
month = {2}
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