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A Neutron Diode for Subcritical Multistage Multipliers with Special Reference in Tritium Breeding

Arias, FJ and Parks, GT (2016) A Neutron Diode for Subcritical Multistage Multipliers with Special Reference in Tritium Breeding. Journal of Fusion Energy, 35. pp. 142-147. ISSN 0164-0313

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Abstract

© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York. In this paper the interaction between a magnetic field and the neutron spin magnetic moment is explored for use in the design of a neutron diode or valve that allows a neutron flux to pass in one direction, while preventing a neutron flux in the opposite direction. A neutron diode that ensures the unidirectional movement of neutrons could be used in the design of a subcritical multistage neutron multiplier, a device that has thus far not been realised. With a subcritical multistage neutron multiplier, an initial source of neutrons could be multiplied substantially in a very small area. Such a device could have potential applications in tritium breeding in a fusion reactor, in medicine, in space exploration, etc. Utilizing a simplified geometrical model, a first preliminary study is performed to assess the feasibility of this concept.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:41
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 02:13
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