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Author Nebel, R.A. ♦ Barnes, D.C. ♦ Caramana, E.J. ♦ Janssen, R.D. ♦ Nystrom, W.D. ♦ Tiouririne, T.N. ♦ Trent, B.C. ♦ Miley, G.H. ♦ Javedani, J.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1995
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Electrostatics ♦ Inertial confinement ♦ IEC ♦ Neutrons ♦ Plasma confinement ♦ Magnetic confinement ♦ Steady-state ♦ Magnetic fields ♦ Electron beams ♦ Ion beams
Abstract Inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) is one of the earliest plasma confinement concepts, having first been suggested by P.T. Farnsworth in the 1950s. The concept involves a simple apparatus of concentric spherical electrostatic grids or a combination of grids and magnetic fields. An electrostatic structure is formed from the confluence of electron or ion beams. Gridded IEC systems have demonstrated neutron yields as high as 2*10 neutrons/sec in steady state. These systems have considerable potential as small, inexpensive, portable neutron sources for assaying applications. Neutron tomography is also a potential application. This paper discusses the IEC concept and how it can be adapted to a steady-state assaying source and an intense pulsed neutron source. Theoretical modeling and experimental results are presented.
Description Author affiliation: Los Alamos Nat. Lab., NM, USA (Nebel, R.A.; Barnes, D.C.; Caramana, E.J.; Janssen, R.D.)
ISBN 0780329694
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1995-09-30
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 310.85 kB
Page Count 3
Starting Page 1229
Ending Page 1231


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library