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Subject: comparative neutron production rates
Date: May 28, 6:11 pm
Poster: Jim Lux

On May 28, 6:11 pm, Jim Lux wrote:

For comparison purposes, a thick heavy water ice target bombarded by accelerated deuterons yields 3E7 n/sec/uA beam current at 200 kev. They mention that yield goes as square of accelerating potential up to 1 Mev. I guess this means that the potential drop accelerator in "the Amateur Scientist" running D into a D20 target would be making bunches o' neuts because it is in this range (at least voltage wise, I don't know how much beam current you could get.. I get 25 uA from the VanDeGraaf at that voltage)