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Title: Liquid lithium target as a high intensity, high energy neutron source

Abstract

This invention provides a target jet for charged particles. In one embodiment the charged particles are high energy deuterons that bombard the target jet to produce high intensity, high energy neutrons. To this end, deuterons in a vacuum container bombard an endlessly circulating, free-falling, sheet-shaped, copiously flowing, liquid lithium jet that gushes by gravity from a rectangular cross-section vent on the inside of the container means to form a moving web in contact with the inside wall of the vacuum container. The neutrons are produced via break-up of the beam in the target by stripping, spallation and compound nuclear reactions in which the projectiles (deuterons) interact with the target (Li) to produce excited nuclei, which then "boil off" or evaporate a neutron.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Glen Ellyn, IL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862713
Patent Number(s):
US 3993910
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(30-1)-16
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
liquid; lithium; target; intensity; energy; neutron; source; provides; jet; charged; particles; embodiment; deuterons; bombard; produce; neutrons; vacuum; container; endlessly; circulating; free-falling; sheet-shaped; copiously; flowing; gushes; gravity; rectangular; cross-section; inside; means; form; moving; web; contact; wall; produced; via; break-up; beam; stripping; spallation; compound; nuclear; reactions; projectiles; interact; excited; nuclei; boil; evaporate; rectangular cross-section; nuclear reactions; liquid lithium; charged particles; charged particle; neutron source; inside wall; moving web; nuclear reaction; energy neutrons; vacuum container; energy neutron; target jet; /376/

Citation Formats

Parkin, Don M, and Dudey, Norman D. Liquid lithium target as a high intensity, high energy neutron source. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Parkin, Don M, & Dudey, Norman D. Liquid lithium target as a high intensity, high energy neutron source. United States.
Parkin, Don M, and Dudey, Norman D. Thu . "Liquid lithium target as a high intensity, high energy neutron source". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862713.
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title = {Liquid lithium target as a high intensity, high energy neutron source},
author = {Parkin, Don M and Dudey, Norman D},
abstractNote = {This invention provides a target jet for charged particles. In one embodiment the charged particles are high energy deuterons that bombard the target jet to produce high intensity, high energy neutrons. To this end, deuterons in a vacuum container bombard an endlessly circulating, free-falling, sheet-shaped, copiously flowing, liquid lithium jet that gushes by gravity from a rectangular cross-section vent on the inside of the container means to form a moving web in contact with the inside wall of the vacuum container. The neutrons are produced via break-up of the beam in the target by stripping, spallation and compound nuclear reactions in which the projectiles (deuterons) interact with the target (Li) to produce excited nuclei, which then "boil off" or evaporate a neutron.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
}

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