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Neutron Source For Creation of Isotopes

United States Patent Application

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Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems and methods for creating radioisotopes. In one aspect, a Compact Fusion Neutron Source (CFNS) as described herein, can be used to create radioisotopes. The generation of the radioisotopes can utilize (n,2n), (n,p), (n,d), or (n,.alpha.) reactions, which can be caused by the high energy neutrons created by fusion. This abstract is intended for use as a scanning tool only and is not intended to be limiting.
Kotschenreuther, Michael T. (Austin, TX), Mahajan, Swadesh M. (Austin, TX), Valanju, Prashant M. (Austin, TX)
12/ 502,525
July 14, 2009
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT [0001] This invention was made with U.S. government support under Grant Nos. DE-FG02-04ER54742 and DE-FG02-04ER54754 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The U.S. government has certain rights in the invention.