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Title: FABRICATION OF NEUTRON SOURCES

Abstract

A method is presented for preparing a more efficient neutron source comprising inserting in a container a quantity of Po-210, inserting B powder coated with either Ag, Pt, or Ni. The container is sealed and then slowly heated to about 450 C to volatilize the Po and effect combination of the coated powder with the Po. The neutron flux emitted by the unit is moritored and the heating step is terminated when the flux reaches a maximum or selected level.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4263335
Patent Number(s):
2870339
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21G - CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
NSA Number:
NSA-13-013827
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS; ALCOHOLS; COATING; DISPERSIONS; EFFICIENCY; EMISSION; EQUATIONS; ETHYL RADICALS; EXTRACTION COLUMNS; FABRICATION; FILMS; HEATING; KETONES; LIQUIDS; MASS TRANSFER; MEASURED VALUES; METHYL RADICALS; MONITORING; NEUTRON SOURCES; NICKEL; NUMERICALS; OPERATION; PLATINUM; POLONIUM 210; POWDERS; PREPARATION; SEALS; SILVER; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; SPRAY COLUMN; SURFACE TENSION; TABLES; TESTING; VELOCITY; VESSELS; VISCOSITY; VOLATILITY; WATER

Citation Formats

Birden, J H. FABRICATION OF NEUTRON SOURCES. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Birden, J H. FABRICATION OF NEUTRON SOURCES. United States.
Birden, J H. Tue . "FABRICATION OF NEUTRON SOURCES". United States.
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