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Title: Target assembly

Abstract

A target for a proton beam which is capable of generating neutrons for absorption in a breeding blanket includes a plurality of solid pins formed of a neutron emissive target material disposed parallel to the path of the beam and which are arranged axially in a plurality of layers so that pins in each layer are offset with respect to pins in all other layers, enough layers being used so that each proton in the beam will strike at least one pin with means being provided to cool the pins. For a 300 mA, 1 GeV beam (300 MW), stainless steel pins, 12 inches long and 0.23 inches in diameter are arranged in triangular array in six layers with one sixth of the pins in each layer, the number of pins being such that the entire cross sectional area of the beam is covered by the pins with minimum overlap of pins.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Falls Church, VA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
863735
Patent Number(s):
4236965
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
target; assembly; proton; beam; capable; generating; neutrons; absorption; breeding; blanket; plurality; solid; pins; formed; neutron; emissive; material; disposed; parallel; path; arranged; axially; layers; layer; offset; respect; strike; means; provided; cool; 300; gev; mw; stainless; steel; 12; inches; 23; diameter; triangular; array; six; sixth; entire; sectional; covered; minimum; overlap; disposed parallel; proton beam; stainless steel; material disposed; target material; triangular array; target assembly; generating neutron; generating neutrons; target mater; breeding blanket; arranged axially; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Lewis, Richard A. Target assembly. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Lewis, Richard A. Target assembly. United States.
Lewis, Richard A. Tue . "Target assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863735.
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abstractNote = {A target for a proton beam which is capable of generating neutrons for absorption in a breeding blanket includes a plurality of solid pins formed of a neutron emissive target material disposed parallel to the path of the beam and which are arranged axially in a plurality of layers so that pins in each layer are offset with respect to pins in all other layers, enough layers being used so that each proton in the beam will strike at least one pin with means being provided to cool the pins. For a 300 mA, 1 GeV beam (300 MW), stainless steel pins, 12 inches long and 0.23 inches in diameter are arranged in triangular array in six layers with one sixth of the pins in each layer, the number of pins being such that the entire cross sectional area of the beam is covered by the pins with minimum overlap of pins.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
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