ACCELERATOR PULSED FAST ASSEMBLY.
Final rept., 1 Oct 63-31 Dec 64,
GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA GENERAL ATOMIC DIV
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Results of measurements of the properties of a pulsed neutron source are presented. The source consists of a slightly sub-prompt-critical fast reactor of uranium metal 93 U-235 shpere struck by a pulsed 29 MeV electron beam from a linear accelerator. The peak neutron intensity and pulse width depend upon both the LINAC pulse properties and the assembly multiplication. Peak powers of about 300 Mw were attained for a pulse width at half maximum of about 5 micron sec. Measurements were made of neutron yield, pulse shape, and mechanical expansion of the reactor.