Creating a neutron source

It may be difficult to separate "theory" from "application," but let''s see if this helps facilitate the discussion.
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Richard Hull
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Re: Creating a neutron source

Post by Richard Hull » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:19 pm

I think a re-reading of Carl's reply post, above, is in order. A bit of self study on nuclear matters is in order and perhaps a discussion specific to the HV device might better be handled on one of the many web based high voltage discussion boards.

This discussion is no longer theroetical, (this forum), and is drifting in the direction of the fusor power supply forum.

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Re: Creating a neutron source

Post by Andrew Haynes » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:03 pm

Carl the idea is to send a spark into tungsten to release a neutron or proton. What I understand is a xray will come off. They only data I could find that might make a proton would be if its at 1Mev and the xray will break down to proton and anti proton. The angle is to deflect xray at 90degrees, trying to copy a xray tube from wiki.

There was some book describing a spark chamber with the xrays sent into hydrogen to produce a neutron, but I don't have any ideas about the energy need or how to find out, or what to search for. I do plan on staying I just need to get my head around the numbers, and I thought the capacitor arrangement on the marx might help someone out.

The neutron distance in air was at atmosphere pressure, and how far away the target can be, I'm assuming that above the energy to make a neutron come off, if you add more, the neutron will come off at a high energy level.

If you could fire a proton into D to make He and neutron using 1Mev you could get 2Mev out?, Is it just a small target?

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Re: Creating a neutron source

Post by Frank Sanns » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:15 pm


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