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Author Talukdar, N. ♦ Borthakur, S. ♦ Neog, N. K. ♦ Borthakur, T. K.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY ♦ ANISOTROPY ♦ ANODES ♦ BEAMS ♦ BUBBLES ♦ COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS ♦ CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION ♦ DOSEMETERS ♦ NEUTRON EMISSION ♦ NEUTRONS ♦ PHOTOMULTIPLIERS ♦ PLASMA FOCUS ♦ PLASMA FOCUS DEVICES ♦ SHAPE ♦ SPECIFIC HEAT ♦ X RADIATION
Abstract The neutron emission from a low energy (2.2 kJ) plasma focus (PF) device operated with two different shapes (cylindrical and converging) of anodes has been investigated by employing photomultiplier tube and bubble dosimeter. The neutron emission with each anode is analyzed and the results are compared. It is found that the anode shapes strongly influenced the emission of neutron. The X-ray emission is found to be higher in case of converging anode, while neutron emission is found to be higher in case of cylindrical anode. The neutron yield and energy are found to be highly anisotropic in nature which indicates that the beam target mechanism plays a major role in the neutron emission in a PF device. The speed factor as well as the specific heat ratio of pinch column shows a good agreement with the experimentally observed results.
ISSN 1070664X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-05-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physics of Plasmas
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 5


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