Sealed operation of a rf driven ion source for a compact neutron generator to be used for associated particle imaging

Wu, Y.; Hurley, J. P.; Ji, Q.; Kwan, J. W.; Leung, K. N.
February 2010
Review of Scientific Instruments;Feb2010, Vol. 81 Issue 2, p02B908
Academic Journal
We present the recent development of a prototype compact neutron generator to be used in conjunction with the method of associated particle imaging for the purpose of active neutron interrogation. In this paper, the performance and device specifications of these compact generators that employ rf driven ion sources will be discussed. Initial measurements of the generator performance include a beam spot size of 1 mm in diameter and a neutron yield of 2×105 n/s with air cooling.


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