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Title: The Los Alamos Intense Neutron Source

Abstract

The Intense Neutron Source (INS) is an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) fusion device presently under construction at Los Alamos National Laboratory. It is designed to produce 10{sup 11} neutrons per second steady-state using D-T fuel. Phase 1 operation of this device will be as a standard three grid IEC ion focus device. Expected performance has been predicted by scaling from a previous IEC device. Phase 2 operation of this device will utilize a new operating scheme, the Periodically Oscillating Plasma Sphere (POPS). This scheme is related to both the Spherical Reflect Diode and the Oscillating Penning Trap. With this type of operation the authors hope to improve plasma neutron production to about 10{sup 13} neutrons/second.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
532533
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-97-1512; CONF-9703109-1
ON: DE97007736; TRN: 97:019459
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2. symposium on current trends in international fusion research: review and assessment, Washington, DC (United States), 10-14 Mar 1997; Other Information: PBD: [1997]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCE TECHNOLOGY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; NEUTRON SOURCES; ICF DEVICES; LANL; D-T OPERATION; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; FUSION YIELD

Citation Formats

Nebel, R A, Barnes, D C, Bollman, R, Eden, G, Morrison, L, Pickrell, M M, and Reass, W. The Los Alamos Intense Neutron Source. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Nebel, R A, Barnes, D C, Bollman, R, Eden, G, Morrison, L, Pickrell, M M, & Reass, W. The Los Alamos Intense Neutron Source. United States.
Nebel, R A, Barnes, D C, Bollman, R, Eden, G, Morrison, L, Pickrell, M M, and Reass, W. Wed . "The Los Alamos Intense Neutron Source". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/532533.
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title = {The Los Alamos Intense Neutron Source},
author = {Nebel, R A and Barnes, D C and Bollman, R and Eden, G and Morrison, L and Pickrell, M M and Reass, W},
abstractNote = {The Intense Neutron Source (INS) is an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) fusion device presently under construction at Los Alamos National Laboratory. It is designed to produce 10{sup 11} neutrons per second steady-state using D-T fuel. Phase 1 operation of this device will be as a standard three grid IEC ion focus device. Expected performance has been predicted by scaling from a previous IEC device. Phase 2 operation of this device will utilize a new operating scheme, the Periodically Oscillating Plasma Sphere (POPS). This scheme is related to both the Spherical Reflect Diode and the Oscillating Penning Trap. With this type of operation the authors hope to improve plasma neutron production to about 10{sup 13} neutrons/second.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
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