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Title: Method and apparatus for generating low energy nuclear particles

Abstract

A particle accelerator (12) generates an input particle beam having an initial energy level above a threshold for generating secondary nuclear particles. A thin target (14) is rotated in the path of the input beam for undergoing nuclear reactions to generate the secondary particles and correspondingly decrease energy of the input beam to about the threshold. The target (14) produces low energy secondary particles and is effectively cooled by radiation and conduction. A neutron scatterer (44) and a neutron filter (42) are also used for preferentially degrading the secondary particles into a lower energy range if desired.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (Shoreham, NY)
  2. (Flushing, NY)
  3. (Brookhaven, NY)
  4. (Miller Place, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ASSOC UNIVERSITIES INC
OSTI Identifier:
872146
Patent Number(s):
5870447
Application Number:
08/774,669
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates (Upton, NY) BNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; generating; energy; nuclear; particles; particle; accelerator; 12; generates; input; beam; initial; level; threshold; secondary; target; 14; rotated; path; undergoing; reactions; generate; correspondingly; decrease; produces; effectively; cooled; radiation; conduction; neutron; scatterer; 44; filter; 42; preferentially; degrading; range; desired; nuclear reactions; input beam; particle accelerator; energy level; particle beam; energy range; nuclear reaction; nuclear particles; secondary particles; initial energy; energy secondary; secondary particle; nuclear particle; particle accelera; /376/

Citation Formats

Powell, James R., Reich, Morris, Ludewig, Hans, and Todosow, Michael. Method and apparatus for generating low energy nuclear particles. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Powell, James R., Reich, Morris, Ludewig, Hans, & Todosow, Michael. Method and apparatus for generating low energy nuclear particles. United States.
Powell, James R., Reich, Morris, Ludewig, Hans, and Todosow, Michael. Tue . "Method and apparatus for generating low energy nuclear particles". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872146.
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abstractNote = {A particle accelerator (12) generates an input particle beam having an initial energy level above a threshold for generating secondary nuclear particles. A thin target (14) is rotated in the path of the input beam for undergoing nuclear reactions to generate the secondary particles and correspondingly decrease energy of the input beam to about the threshold. The target (14) produces low energy secondary particles and is effectively cooled by radiation and conduction. A neutron scatterer (44) and a neutron filter (42) are also used for preferentially degrading the secondary particles into a lower energy range if desired.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {2}
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