Accession Number : ADD015287

Title :   Method and Apparatus for Generating High Energy Nuclear Reaction by Low Energy Ion Bombardment of Solids.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 22 Jan 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Grabowski, Ken ; Eridon, James ; Chambers, George ; Hubler, Grahma

Report Date : 22 Jan 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : A method and apparatus for producing an exoergic nuclear reaction. A target made of solid material is positioned in a vacuum chamber containing deuterium gas and having an operating pressure below atmospheric pressure. The target is ion bombarded with a deuterium ion beam produced by an electron cyclotron resonance microwave plasma source.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *CONTROLLED NUCLEAR FUSION, *ION BOMBARDMENT, CYCLOTRON RESONANCE, DEUTERIUM, ION BEAMS, NUCLEAR REACTIONS, TARGETS, VACUUM, VACUUM CHAMBERS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)

Subject Categories : Fusion Devices(thermonuclear)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE