Development and study of a portable plasma focus neutron source

V. P. Vinogradov, Alexander VLadimirovich Nashilevskiy, V. I. Krauz, G. E. Remnev, Yu V. Vinogradova, G. G. Kanaev, K. N. Mitrofanov, V. V. Myalton

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The work is devoted to designing a compact pulsed neutron source on the basis of a plasma focus (PF) discharge. The main task was to study the physical processes accompanying a sub-kilojoule repetitive PF discharge. A device with a power supply energy of up to 600 J and pulse repetition rate of up to 10 Hz has been developed and put into operation. The dependence of the neutron yield as a function of the pulse repetition rate has been studied experimentally. A neutron flux of ∼108 neutrons/s has been obtained in the 3-s-long packet mode with a repetition rate of 10 Hz and discharge current of 80-90 kA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-159
Number of pages14
JournalPlasma Physics Reports
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2014

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Development and study of a portable plasma focus neutron source. / Vinogradov, V. P.; Nashilevskiy, Alexander VLadimirovich; Krauz, V. I.; Remnev, G. E.; Vinogradova, Yu V.; Kanaev, G. G.; Mitrofanov, K. N.; Myalton, V. V.

In: Plasma Physics Reports, Vol. 40, No. 2, 05.03.2014, p. 146-159.

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Vinogradov, VP, Nashilevskiy, AVL, Krauz, VI, Remnev, GE, Vinogradova, YV, Kanaev, GG, Mitrofanov, KN & Myalton, VV 2014, 'Development and study of a portable plasma focus neutron source', Plasma Physics Reports, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 146-159. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063780X1402007X
Vinogradov, V. P. ; Nashilevskiy, Alexander VLadimirovich ; Krauz, V. I. ; Remnev, G. E. ; Vinogradova, Yu V. ; Kanaev, G. G. ; Mitrofanov, K. N. ; Myalton, V. V. / Development and study of a portable plasma focus neutron source. In: Plasma Physics Reports. 2014 ; Vol. 40, No. 2. pp. 146-159.
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