The neutrons emission during the nanosecond discharge in deuterium with inhomogeneous electric field distribution

M. I. Lomaev, D. A. Sorokin, V. F. Tarasenko, B. A. Nechaev, V. N. Padalko, A. P. Yalovets

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Abstract

This paper is devoted to the study of neutrons generation in the high-voltage nanosecond discharge under conditions of sharply nonuniform electric field distribution in the interelectrode gap. Stable neutron yield was obtained when a metal plate coated with a layer of deuterated zirconium (cathode) and stainless steel tube (anode), were used as electrodes. It is shown, that at a pressure of the deuterium of several ones torr generation of the neutrons is observed when using deuterium-free cathodes. The influence of anode's design on the neutrons yield was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Symposium on Fusion Engineering
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE/NPSS 24th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 26 Jun 201130 Jun 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE/NPSS 24th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period26.6.1130.6.11

Keywords

  • deuterated cathode
  • deuteron
  • high-voltage nanosecond discharge
  • neutrons generation
  • nonuniform electric field distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Lomaev, M. I., Sorokin, D. A., Tarasenko, V. F., Nechaev, B. A., Padalko, V. N., & Yalovets, A. P. (2011). The neutrons emission during the nanosecond discharge in deuterium with inhomogeneous electric field distribution. In Proceedings - Symposium on Fusion Engineering [6052307] https://doi.org/10.1109/SOFE.2011.6052307