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Title: First PGAA and NAA experimental results from a compact high intensity D-D neutron generator

Abstract

Various types of neutron generator systems have been designed and tested at the Plasma and Ion Source Technology Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. These generators are based on a D-D fusion reaction. These high power D-D neutron generators can provide neutron fluxes in excess of the current state of the art D-T neutron generators, without the use of pre-loaded targets or radioactive tritium gas. Safe and reliable long-life operations are the typical features of these D-D generators. All of the neutron generators developed in the Plasma and Ion Source Technology Group are utilizing powerful RF-induction discharge to generate the deuterium plasma. One of the advantages of using the RF-induction discharge is it's ability to generate high fraction of atomic ions from molecular gases, and the ability to generate high plasma densities for high extractable ion current from relatively small discharge volume.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Administrator for National Nuclear Security Admin. Nonproliferation and National Security Program Direction (US)
OSTI Identifier:
813595
Report Number(s):
LBNL-52675
R&D Project: ZNGPMS; TRN: US0303936
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 13 May 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ATOMIC IONS; DEUTERIUM; GASES; ION SOURCES; NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; NEUTRON GENERATORS; NEUTRONS; PLASMA; TARGETS; TRITIUM

Citation Formats

Reijonen, J, Leung, K -N, Firestone, R B, English, J A, Perry, D L, Smith, A, Gicquel, F, Sun, M, Bandong, B, Garabedian, G, Revay, Zs, Szentmiklosi, L, and Molnar, G. First PGAA and NAA experimental results from a compact high intensity D-D neutron generator. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/813595.
Reijonen, J, Leung, K -N, Firestone, R B, English, J A, Perry, D L, Smith, A, Gicquel, F, Sun, M, Bandong, B, Garabedian, G, Revay, Zs, Szentmiklosi, L, & Molnar, G. First PGAA and NAA experimental results from a compact high intensity D-D neutron generator. United States. doi:10.2172/813595.
Reijonen, J, Leung, K -N, Firestone, R B, English, J A, Perry, D L, Smith, A, Gicquel, F, Sun, M, Bandong, B, Garabedian, G, Revay, Zs, Szentmiklosi, L, and Molnar, G. Tue . "First PGAA and NAA experimental results from a compact high intensity D-D neutron generator". United States. doi:10.2172/813595. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/813595.
@article{osti_813595,
title = {First PGAA and NAA experimental results from a compact high intensity D-D neutron generator},
author = {Reijonen, J and Leung, K -N and Firestone, R B and English, J A and Perry, D L and Smith, A and Gicquel, F and Sun, M and Bandong, B and Garabedian, G and Revay, Zs and Szentmiklosi, L and Molnar, G},
abstractNote = {Various types of neutron generator systems have been designed and tested at the Plasma and Ion Source Technology Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. These generators are based on a D-D fusion reaction. These high power D-D neutron generators can provide neutron fluxes in excess of the current state of the art D-T neutron generators, without the use of pre-loaded targets or radioactive tritium gas. Safe and reliable long-life operations are the typical features of these D-D generators. All of the neutron generators developed in the Plasma and Ion Source Technology Group are utilizing powerful RF-induction discharge to generate the deuterium plasma. One of the advantages of using the RF-induction discharge is it's ability to generate high fraction of atomic ions from molecular gases, and the ability to generate high plasma densities for high extractable ion current from relatively small discharge volume.},
doi = {10.2172/813595},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {5}
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