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Title: Actinide/beryllium neutron sources with reduced dispersion characteristics

Abstract

Neutron source comprising a composite, said composite comprising crystals comprising BeO and AmBe.sub.13, and an excess of beryllium, wherein the crystals have an average size of less than 2 microns; the size distribution of the crystals is less than 2 microns; and the beryllium is present in a 7-fold to a 75-fold excess by weight of the amount of AmBe.sub.13; and methods of making thereof.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176470
Patent Number(s):
8241532
Application Number:
12/868,963
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLc (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01V - GEOPHYSICS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Schulte, Louis D. Actinide/beryllium neutron sources with reduced dispersion characteristics. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Schulte, Louis D. Actinide/beryllium neutron sources with reduced dispersion characteristics. United States.
Schulte, Louis D. Tue . "Actinide/beryllium neutron sources with reduced dispersion characteristics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176470.
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Works referenced in this record:

Preparation and X-ray diffraction study of PaBe13, AmBe13, and CmBe13
journal, October 1975