Characterization of deuterium beam operation on RHEPP-1 for future neutron generation applications.

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We investigate the potential for neutron generation using the 1 MeV RHEPP-1 intense pulsed ion beam facility at Sandia National Laboratories for a number of emerging applications. Among these are interrogation of cargo for detection of special nuclear materials (SNM). Ions from single-stage sources driven by pulsed power represent a potential source of significant neutron bursts. While a number of applications require higher ion energies (e.g. tens of MeV) than that provided by RHEPP-1, its ability to generate deuterium beams allow for neutron generation at and below 1 MeV. This report details the successful generation and characterization of deuterium ion ... continued below

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Schall, Michael (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Cooper, Gary Wayne (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM) & Renk, Timothy Jerome December 1, 2009.

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We investigate the potential for neutron generation using the 1 MeV RHEPP-1 intense pulsed ion beam facility at Sandia National Laboratories for a number of emerging applications. Among these are interrogation of cargo for detection of special nuclear materials (SNM). Ions from single-stage sources driven by pulsed power represent a potential source of significant neutron bursts. While a number of applications require higher ion energies (e.g. tens of MeV) than that provided by RHEPP-1, its ability to generate deuterium beams allow for neutron generation at and below 1 MeV. This report details the successful generation and characterization of deuterium ion beams, and their use in generating up to 3 x 10{sup 10} neutrons into 4{pi} per 5kA ion pulse.

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  • Report No.: SAND2009-8165
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/993636 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 993636
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1014854

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Schall, Michael (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Cooper, Gary Wayne (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM) & Renk, Timothy Jerome. Characterization of deuterium beam operation on RHEPP-1 for future neutron generation applications., report, December 1, 2009; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1014854/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.