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Title: RADIATION SOURCE

Abstract

An improved version of a crossed electric and magnetic field plasma producing and containing device of the general character disclosed in U. S. Patent No. 2,967,943 is described. This device employs an annular magnet encased within an anode and a pair of cathodes respectively coaxially spaced from the opposite ends of the anode to establish crossed field electron trapping regions adjacent the ends of the anode. The trapping regions are communicably connected through the throat of the anode and the electric field negatively increases in opposite axial directions from the center of the throat. Electrons are trapped within the two trapping regions and throat to serve as a source of intense ionization to gas introduced thereto, the ions in copious quantities being attracted to the cathodes to bombard neutron productive targets dlsposed - thereat.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4063869
Patent Number(s):
2990476
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-020031
NSA Number:
NSA-15-020031
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; ANODES; BEAMS; CATHODES; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRONS; GASES; IONIZATION; IONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETS; NEUTRONS; PLANNING; PLASMA; PRODUCTION; RADIATION SOURCES; TARGETS; TRAPS

Citation Formats

Gow, J.D. RADIATION SOURCE. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Gow, J.D. RADIATION SOURCE. United States.
Gow, J.D. Tue . "RADIATION SOURCE". United States.
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title = {RADIATION SOURCE},
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abstractNote = {An improved version of a crossed electric and magnetic field plasma producing and containing device of the general character disclosed in U. S. Patent No. 2,967,943 is described. This device employs an annular magnet encased within an anode and a pair of cathodes respectively coaxially spaced from the opposite ends of the anode to establish crossed field electron trapping regions adjacent the ends of the anode. The trapping regions are communicably connected through the throat of the anode and the electric field negatively increases in opposite axial directions from the center of the throat. Electrons are trapped within the two trapping regions and throat to serve as a source of intense ionization to gas introduced thereto, the ions in copious quantities being attracted to the cathodes to bombard neutron productive targets dlsposed - thereat.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {6}
}