Enhanced neutron production from pyroelectric fusion

Jeffrey A. Geuther, Yaron Danon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The pyroelectric effect has been utilized as a means of producing x rays, electrons, positive ions, and neutrons. Pyroelectric sources have advantages over conventional sources, in that they are low cost, only consume a few watts of power, and are smaller than most sources. While pyroelectric x ray sources are already mature enough to be sold as commercial devices, the current generation of pyroelectric neutron sources is too low in intensity to be useful for commercial applications. This report demonstrates techniques which increase neutron production by a factor of 5.6 over previously published data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number174103
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume90
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - May 21 2007

Fingerprint

fusion
neutrons
x ray sources
neutron sources
positive ions
electrons
x rays

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

Cite this

@article{87972da844874a05b698ab721e4f57f7,
title = "Enhanced neutron production from pyroelectric fusion",
abstract = "The pyroelectric effect has been utilized as a means of producing x rays, electrons, positive ions, and neutrons. Pyroelectric sources have advantages over conventional sources, in that they are low cost, only consume a few watts of power, and are smaller than most sources. While pyroelectric x ray sources are already mature enough to be sold as commercial devices, the current generation of pyroelectric neutron sources is too low in intensity to be useful for commercial applications. This report demonstrates techniques which increase neutron production by a factor of 5.6 over previously published data.",
author = "Geuther, {Jeffrey A.} and Yaron Danon",
year = "2007",
month = "5",
day = "21",
doi = "10.1063/1.2731310",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "90",
journal = "Applied Physics Letters",
issn = "0003-6951",
publisher = "American Institute of Physics Publising LLC",
number = "17",

}

Enhanced neutron production from pyroelectric fusion. / Geuther, Jeffrey A.; Danon, Yaron.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 90, No. 17, 174103, 21.05.2007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Enhanced neutron production from pyroelectric fusion

AU - Geuther, Jeffrey A.

AU - Danon, Yaron

PY - 2007/5/21

Y1 - 2007/5/21

N2 - The pyroelectric effect has been utilized as a means of producing x rays, electrons, positive ions, and neutrons. Pyroelectric sources have advantages over conventional sources, in that they are low cost, only consume a few watts of power, and are smaller than most sources. While pyroelectric x ray sources are already mature enough to be sold as commercial devices, the current generation of pyroelectric neutron sources is too low in intensity to be useful for commercial applications. This report demonstrates techniques which increase neutron production by a factor of 5.6 over previously published data.

AB - The pyroelectric effect has been utilized as a means of producing x rays, electrons, positive ions, and neutrons. Pyroelectric sources have advantages over conventional sources, in that they are low cost, only consume a few watts of power, and are smaller than most sources. While pyroelectric x ray sources are already mature enough to be sold as commercial devices, the current generation of pyroelectric neutron sources is too low in intensity to be useful for commercial applications. This report demonstrates techniques which increase neutron production by a factor of 5.6 over previously published data.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=34248573851&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=34248573851&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1063/1.2731310

DO - 10.1063/1.2731310

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:34248573851

VL - 90

JO - Applied Physics Letters

JF - Applied Physics Letters

SN - 0003-6951

IS - 17

M1 - 174103

ER -