Accession Number:

ADA277283

Title:

Antiproton-Induced Microfission

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Feb 1993-14 Feb 1994

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK LAB FOR ELEMENTARY PARTICLE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-02-21

Pagination or Media Count:

255.0

Abstract:

During the past year significant progress has been made in preparation for the Phillips Laboratory antiproton-induced microfission experiment to be carried out at the SHIVA Star solid liner imploder facility starting in 1995. Two dimensional MHD calculations compare favorably with data from initial solid liner implosion tests carried out in December, 1993. Antiproton storage measurements at CERN in July, 1993 have been very successful, offering the prospects for storing and transporting up to 10 million antiprotons by the end of 1995. The involves utilization of electron cooling and multiple pulse injection from LEAR during 1994. A design for a portable trap has been achieved, and it is planned to proceed with its fabrication starting later in 1994. The RFQ accelerator has been successfully tested. Extraction optics from the trap to the RFQ, and transfer optics from the RFQ to the SHIVA Star target, have been designed. Finally, neutron yield calculations have been completed and verified by independent studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE