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Title: Production of 14 MeV neutrons by heavy ions

Abstract

This invention relates to a neutron generator and a method for the production of 14 MeV neutrons. Heavy ions are accelerated to impinge upon a target mixture of deuterium and tritium to produce recoil atoms of deuterium and tritium. These recoil atoms have a sufficient energy such that they interact with other atoms of tritium or deuterium in the target mixture to produce approximately 14 MeV neutrons.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Columbia, MO
  2. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Aerojet Nuclear Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho (USA). Idaho National Engineering Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
862767
Patent Number(s):
4008411
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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:
production; 14; mev; neutrons; heavy; relates; neutron; generator; method; accelerated; impinge; target; mixture; deuterium; tritium; produce; recoil; atoms; sufficient; energy; interact; approximately; mev neutrons; sufficient energy; neutron generator; /376/

Citation Formats

Brugger, Robert M, Miller, Lowell G, and Young, Robert C. Production of 14 MeV neutrons by heavy ions. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Brugger, Robert M, Miller, Lowell G, & Young, Robert C. Production of 14 MeV neutrons by heavy ions. United States.
Brugger, Robert M, Miller, Lowell G, and Young, Robert C. Sat . "Production of 14 MeV neutrons by heavy ions". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862767.
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abstractNote = {This invention relates to a neutron generator and a method for the production of 14 MeV neutrons. Heavy ions are accelerated to impinge upon a target mixture of deuterium and tritium to produce recoil atoms of deuterium and tritium. These recoil atoms have a sufficient energy such that they interact with other atoms of tritium or deuterium in the target mixture to produce approximately 14 MeV neutrons.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
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