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Title: Study on neutron emission from 2.2 kJ plasma focus device

The neutron emission from a low energy (2.2 kJ) plasma focus device operated in deuterium medium has been investigated by employing photo-multiplier tube (PMT) and bubble dosimeter. The neutron emission is found to be pressure dependent and anisotropic in nature. In most cases of plasma focus shots, the PMT signal shows double pulses of neutron emission with different intensities and widths. An interesting relation between intensity of hard X-ray and neutron emission is also observed.
Authors:
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  1. Centre of Plasma Physics, Institute for Plasma Research, Sonapur 782402, Kamrup, Assam (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22299977
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ANISOTROPY; DEUTERIUM; DOSEMETERS; ELECTRON MULTIPLIERS; HARD X RADIATION; NEUTRON EMISSION; PLASMA FOCUS; PLASMA FOCUS DEVICES; PRESSURE DEPENDENCE; PULSES