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Title: METHOD OF PRODUCING NEUTRONS

Abstract

This patent relates to a method of producing neutrons in which there is produced a heated plasma containing heavy hydrogen isotope ions wherein heated ions are injected and confined in an elongated axially symmetric magnetic field having at least one magnetic field gradient region. In accordance with the method herein, the amplitude of the field and gradients are varied at an oscillatory periodic frequency to effect confinement by providing proper ratios of rotational to axial velocity components in the motion of said particles. The energetic neutrons may then be used as in a blanket zone containing a moderator and a source fissionable material to produce heat and thermal neutron fissionable materials. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4148695
Patent Number(s):
US 3117912
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-18-006403
NSA Number:
NSA-18-006403
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CONFIGURATION; ENERGY RANGE; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; HEATING; HYDROGEN; IONS; ISOTOPES; MAGNETIC FIELDS; NEUTRONS; OSCILLATIONS; PARTICLES; PLASMA; PRODUCTION; THERMAL NEUTRONS

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. Tue . "METHOD OF PRODUCING NEUTRONS". United States.
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title = {METHOD OF PRODUCING NEUTRONS},
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abstractNote = {This patent relates to a method of producing neutrons in which there is produced a heated plasma containing heavy hydrogen isotope ions wherein heated ions are injected and confined in an elongated axially symmetric magnetic field having at least one magnetic field gradient region. In accordance with the method herein, the amplitude of the field and gradients are varied at an oscillatory periodic frequency to effect confinement by providing proper ratios of rotational to axial velocity components in the motion of said particles. The energetic neutrons may then be used as in a blanket zone containing a moderator and a source fissionable material to produce heat and thermal neutron fissionable materials. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1964},
month = {1}
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