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Title: NEUTRON SOURCE

Abstract

An apparatus is described for producing neutrons through target bombardment with deuterons. Deuterium gas is ionized by electron bombardment and the deuteron ions are accelerated through a magnetic field to collimate them into a continuous high intensity beam. The ion beam is directed against a deuteron pervious metal target of substantially the same nnaterial throughout to embed the deuterous therein and react them to produce neutrons. A large quantity of neutrons is produced in this manner due to the increased energy and quantity of ions bombarding the target.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4113787
Patent Number(s):
2957096
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A23 - FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS A23B - PRESERVING, e.g. BY CANNING, MEAT, FISH, EGGS, FRUIT, VEGETABLES, EDIBLE SEEDS
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
NSA Number:
NSA-15-007934
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; DEUTERIUM; DEUTERON BEAMS; DEUTERONS; ELECTRONS; GASES; INSTRUMENTS; IONIZATION; IONS; IRRADIATION; MAGNETIC FIELDS; METALS; NEUTRON SOURCES; NEUTRONS; TARGETS

Citation Formats

Bernander, N K. NEUTRON SOURCE. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Bernander, N K. NEUTRON SOURCE. United States.
Bernander, N K. Tue . "NEUTRON SOURCE". United States.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus is described for producing neutrons through target bombardment with deuterons. Deuterium gas is ionized by electron bombardment and the deuteron ions are accelerated through a magnetic field to collimate them into a continuous high intensity beam. The ion beam is directed against a deuteron pervious metal target of substantially the same nnaterial throughout to embed the deuterous therein and react them to produce neutrons. A large quantity of neutrons is produced in this manner due to the increased energy and quantity of ions bombarding the target.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {10}
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