Information on Beam-on-Target Neutron Source

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Information on Beam-on-Target Neutron Source

Post by inflector » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:05 am

Apologies if this has already been posted here. I found an interesting reference to a beam-on-target neutron source that contained some interesting ideas which might be usefully applied to advanced fusor design:

http://www.thermo.com/com/cda/resources ... 01,00.html

In particular, I thought the brief discussion of suppressor voltage was quite interesting.

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Re: Information on Beam-on-Target Neutron Source

Post by Doug Coulter » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:34 pm

The suppressor in this case is to help prevent the acceleration of released electrons back into the ion source, which would burn it up (not to mention wasting input power). There's more than one way to skin that cat, the effect is also mentioned in the Phillips book I keep linking to here, though there it is done by the properties of the shapes involved.

I'll let everyone know how it works when the one I'm making now is tested.
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