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Author Nebel, R.A. ♦ Cole, A.J. ♦ Pickrell, M.M. ♦ Umstadter, K.R.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1999
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Neutrons ♦ IEC ♦ Landmine detection ♦ Electrostatics ♦ Inertial confinement ♦ Laboratories ♦ Steady-state ♦ Physics ♦ Design engineering ♦ Power engineering and energy
Abstract The Intense Neutron Source (INS) is an inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) fusion device presently under construction at Los Alamos National Laboratory. It is designed to produce 10/sup 11/ neutrons per second steady-state and will be used for nuclear assay applications. This device is a three grid IEC ion focus device. It is designed to handle 25 kW of power input and is actively cooled. It has a maximum capability of 75 kV with a current of 0.335 A. In this paper we describe the physics principles of operation of this device, the engineering design parameters, and the empirical scaling used to determine the design parameters. Potential applications include waste assay, landmine detection, nonproliferation, and high-explosives detection.
Description Author affiliation: Los Alamos Nat. Lab., NM, USA (Nebel, R.A.)
ISBN 0780358295
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-10-25
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 291.00 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 31
Ending Page 34


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library