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Title: Methods and apparatus for producing and storing positrons and protons

Abstract

Apparatus for producing and storing positrons may include a trap that defines an interior chamber therein and that contains an electric field and a magnetic field. The trap may further include a source material that includes atoms that, when activated by photon bombardment, become positron emitters to produce positrons. The trap may also include a moderator positioned adjacent the source material. A photon source is positioned adjacent the trap so that photons produced by the photon source bombard the source material to produce the positron emitters. Positrons from the positron emitters and moderated positrons from the moderator are confined within the interior chamber of the trap by the electric and magnetic fields. Apparatus for producing and storing protons are also disclosed.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battell Energy Alliance
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
985213
Patent Number(s):
7,750,325
Application Number:
11/946,512
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC) IDO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Akers, Douglas W. Methods and apparatus for producing and storing positrons and protons. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Akers, Douglas W. Methods and apparatus for producing and storing positrons and protons. United States.
Akers, Douglas W. Tue . "Methods and apparatus for producing and storing positrons and protons". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985213.
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abstractNote = {Apparatus for producing and storing positrons may include a trap that defines an interior chamber therein and that contains an electric field and a magnetic field. The trap may further include a source material that includes atoms that, when activated by photon bombardment, become positron emitters to produce positrons. The trap may also include a moderator positioned adjacent the source material. A photon source is positioned adjacent the trap so that photons produced by the photon source bombard the source material to produce the positron emitters. Positrons from the positron emitters and moderated positrons from the moderator are confined within the interior chamber of the trap by the electric and magnetic fields. Apparatus for producing and storing protons are also disclosed.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
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