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Title: Fission fragment driven neutron source

Abstract

Fissionable uranium formed into a foil is bombarded with thermal neutrons in the presence of deuterium-tritium gas. The resulting fission fragments impart energy to accelerate deuterium and tritium particles which in turn provide approximately 14 MeV neutrons by the reactions t(d,n).sup.4 He and d(t,n).sup.4 He.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Columbia, MO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Aerojet Nuclear Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862626
Patent Number(s):
3976888
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21G - CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(10-1)-1375
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fission; fragment; driven; neutron; source; fissionable; uranium; formed; foil; bombarded; thermal; neutrons; presence; deuterium-tritium; gas; resulting; fragments; impart; energy; accelerate; deuterium; tritium; particles; provide; approximately; 14; mev; reactions; mev neutrons; fission fragments; thermal neutron; neutron source; thermal neutrons; tritium gas; provide approximately; impart energy; fission fragment; deuterium-tritium gas; /376/250/976/

Citation Formats

Miller, Lowell G, Young, Robert C, and Brugger, Robert M. Fission fragment driven neutron source. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Miller, Lowell G, Young, Robert C, & Brugger, Robert M. Fission fragment driven neutron source. United States.
Miller, Lowell G, Young, Robert C, and Brugger, Robert M. Thu . "Fission fragment driven neutron source". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862626.
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abstractNote = {Fissionable uranium formed into a foil is bombarded with thermal neutrons in the presence of deuterium-tritium gas. The resulting fission fragments impart energy to accelerate deuterium and tritium particles which in turn provide approximately 14 MeV neutrons by the reactions t(d,n).sup.4 He and d(t,n).sup.4 He.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
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