INVESTIGATIONS OF HIGH ENERGY DEUTERONS IN A DENSE PLASMA FOCUS DEVICE BY MEANS OF NEUTRONS EMITTED IN THE LI - D PROCESS
A study of high energy part of the deuteron spectrum occurring in the Frascati 1 MJ Plasma Focus is carried out through measurements of (I) the energy distribution of prompt neutrons emitted by D(d,n) and 7-Li(d,n) reactions using three time-of-flight spectrometers, (II) the total neutron fluence and the high energy neutron fluence using Ag and Pb activation counters, respectively. The results reported, as well as the discussion, distinguish clearly between the existence of the energetic deuteron beam, E**b <= 2 - 4 >= MeV and the lower energy streams circulating in the plasma, E**s about 100 keV, responsible for the main part of the neutron production through the D(d,n) process, PHI**b/PHI about 10-4-. The methodology of measurements and the data analysis here described carry a number of improvements with respect to previous publications which are here discussed.
Bibliographic Reference: AVAILABILITY: ENEA, SERVIZIO STUDI E DOCUMENTAZIONE, CENTRO RICERCHE ENERGIA FRASCATI, C.P. 65, 00044 FRASCATI, ROMA (ITALY), MENTIONING REPORT 82.58/P, 1982
Record Number: 1989122006600 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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