Neutron Spectrum Measured by Activation Diagnostics in Deuterium Gas-Puff Experiments on the 3 MA GIT-12 Z-Pinch

J. Cikhardt, D. Klir, K. Rezac, A. V. Shishlov, R. K. Cherdizov, B. Cikhardtova, G. N. Dudkin, F. I. Fursov, V. A. Kokshenev, J. Kravarik, P. Kubes, N. E. Kurmaev, A. Yu Labetsky, V. N. Padalko, N. A. Ratakhin, O. Sila, K. Turek, V. A. Varlachev

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A set of neutron diagnostics including scintillation time-of-flight detectors, bubble detectors, and several kinds of threshold nuclear activation samples is used to obtain information about the yield and spectrum of the neutrons produced by a deuterium gas-puff z-pinch. The experiments are performed at a current of about 3 MA on the GIT-12 generator at the Institute of High Current Electronics of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences in Tomsk. The average neutron yield in the experiments in 2016 was $2.3 x 10¹² neutrons per single shot. Using the data obtained with the help of neutron activation diagnostics, the time-of-flight detectors have been absolutely calibrated and the broad energy spectrum of the produced neutrons was evaluated. By the calculations presented in this paper, due to the multi-MeV energies of deuterons generated in the pinch, up to 15% of the total neutron yield could be produced by nuclear reactions of deuterons with a stainless steel vacuum chamber and aluminum components of the diagnostic apparatus inside the chamber.

Язык оригиналаАнглийский
Номер статьи8089674
Страницы (с-по)3209-3217
Число страниц9
ЖурналIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Номер выпуска12
СостояниеПринято/в печати - 28 окт 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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