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10B(d,n)11C REACTION BASED NEUTRON GENERATOR

United States Patent Application

20070242790
A1
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A neutron generator comprising a boron-10 bearing target and a low-energy accelerator, wherein said low-energy accelerator emits a plurality of particles which bombard said boron-10 bearing target to cause a .sup.10B(d,n).sup.11C reaction which in turn produces a plurality of neutrons having an energy value greater than about 2 MeV and less than about 8 MeV.
Lou, Tak Pui (Berkeley, CA), Leung, Ka-Ngo (Hercules, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland CA)
11/ 694,538
March 30, 2007
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the United States Department of Energy to The Regents of the University of California for the management and operation of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The government has certain rights in this invention.