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Title: Switchable radioactive neutron source device

Abstract

This invention is a switchable neutron generating apparatus comprised of a pair of plates, the first plate having an alpha emitter section on it and the second plate having a target material portion on it which generates neutrons when its nuclei absorb an alpha particle. In operation, the alpha portion of the first plate is aligned with the neutron portion of the second plate to produce neutrons and brought out of alignment to cease production of neutrons. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6081061
Patent Number(s):
-US-A7117602
Application Number:
ON: DE89011785
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ANL; EDB-89-072419
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 42 ENGINEERING; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; EXPLOSIVES; DETECTION; NEUTRON SOURCES; DESIGN; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; ACCELERATORS; INVENTIONS; MATERIALS TESTING; PARTICLE SOURCES; RADIATION SOURCES; TESTING; 430100* - Particle Accelerators- Design, Development, & Operation; 420500 - Engineering- Materials Testing; 654003 - Radiation & Shielding Physics- Neutron Interactions with Matter; 450000 - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense

Citation Formats

Stanford, G.S., Rhodes, E.A., Devolpi, A., and Boyar, R.E. Switchable radioactive neutron source device. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Stanford, G.S., Rhodes, E.A., Devolpi, A., & Boyar, R.E. Switchable radioactive neutron source device. United States.
Stanford, G.S., Rhodes, E.A., Devolpi, A., and Boyar, R.E. Fri . "Switchable radioactive neutron source device". United States.
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abstractNote = {This invention is a switchable neutron generating apparatus comprised of a pair of plates, the first plate having an alpha emitter section on it and the second plate having a target material portion on it which generates neutrons when its nuclei absorb an alpha particle. In operation, the alpha portion of the first plate is aligned with the neutron portion of the second plate to produce neutrons and brought out of alignment to cease production of neutrons. 3 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {11}
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