Accession Number:

AD0678506

Title:

EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE Mk-IA PLASMA NEUTRON SOURCE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Report Date:

1968-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

An experimental investigation was carried out to determine the relationships between the significant parameters of an unusual pulsed neutron generator. The device employes a novel paraboloidal electrode geometry and belongs to the general class of plasma focus devices in which neutrons are generated by the compression of a dense deuterium plasma. Maximum neutron yields of the order of 10 to the 9th power neutronsshot were obtained using a bank of six 14-microfarad capacitors at 23 kV for a bank energy of 22 kJ. The parametric variables studied included deuterium gas pressure, bank voltage, anode geometry, and electrode material in the vicinity of the focus. The neutron and x-ray spectra were measured. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE