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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (La Grange, IL)
  2. (Bolingbrook, IL)
  3. (Downers Grove, IL)
  4. (Woodridge, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
866958
Patent Number(s):
4829191
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
switchable; radioactive; neutron; source; device; generating; apparatus; comprised; pair; plates; plate; alpha; emitter; section; target; material; portion; generates; neutrons; nuclei; absorb; particle; operation; aligned; produce; brought; alignment; cease; production; alpha particle; neutron source; target material; generating apparatus; apparatus comprise; source device; material portion; active neutron; alpha emitter; target mater; apparatus comprised; /250/976/

Citation Formats

Boyar, Robert E., DeVolpi, Alexander, Stanford, George S., and Rhodes, Edgar A. Switchable radioactive neutron source device. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Boyar, Robert E., DeVolpi, Alexander, Stanford, George S., & Rhodes, Edgar A. Switchable radioactive neutron source device. United States.
Boyar, Robert E., DeVolpi, Alexander, Stanford, George S., and Rhodes, Edgar A. Sun . "Switchable radioactive neutron source device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866958.
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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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
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