Accession Number : ADD003077

Title :   Intense Energetic Electron Beam Assisted Fusion Neutron Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Roberts,Thomas G ; Shatas,Romas A ; Meyer,Harry C , III ; Stettler,John D

Report Date : 25 May 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In accordance with this invention, a neutron generator is provided that includes an internal source of high energy electrons such as a modern flash X-ray machine operated in the electron beam mode, a beam forming and guiding section such as a linear pinch device, and a plasma generator such as a coaxial plasma gun arranged and operated so that the high energy electron beam is focused onto and retained near the volume where the high density plasma is produced. The timing of the events is accomplished by using a photocontrolled means to determine when the plasma is in the desired volume and when the high energy electron beam will reach the desired volume.

Descriptors :   *Plasma generators, *Electron beams, *Nuclear fusion, *Patents, Magnetic pinch, Plasma devices

Subject Categories : Fusion Devices(thermonuclear)
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE