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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BREEDING TRITIUM FROM LITHIUM USING A NEUTRON GENERATOR

United States Patent Application

20180050911
A1
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A system and method for producing tritium are disclosed. The system includes at least one neutron generator configured to generate neutrons. The system further includes at least one target comprising a lithium-containing material. The at least one target is configured to be irradiated by at least some of the neutrons and to produce tritium. The system further includes at least one collection structure configured to receive at least some of the tritium from the at least one target. The at least one collection structure comprises at least one gas conduit having an input configured to receive a carrier gas and an output configured to allow the carrier gas and the received tritium to flow out of the at least one gas conduit after the carrier gas has flowed along the at least one target.
Tsang, Francis Yu-Hei (Las Vegas, NV)
15/ 682,188
August 21, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED R&D [0002] Some of the work described in this disclosure was made with United States Government support under National Securities Technologies LLC Task Order No. 186303, Subcontract No. 291886-DL-17, awarded under the authority of the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States Government may have certain rights in inventions disclosed herein.