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Secondary electron ion source neutron generator

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
5,745,536
April 28, 1998
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A neutron generator employing an electron emitter, an ion source bombarded by the electrons from the electron emitter, a plasma containment zone, and a target situated between the plasma containment zone and the electron emitter. The target contains occluded deuterium, tritium, or a mixture thereof
Brainard; John P. (Albuquerque, NM), McCollister; Daryl R. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 659,695
June 5, 1996
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The U.S. Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract Nos. DE-AC04-76DP00789 and DE-AC04-94AL85000 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Sandia Corporation.