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R. F. Radel, G. L. Kulcinski, R. P. Ashley, J. F. Santarius, G. A. Emmert, G. R. Piefer, J. H. Sorebo, D. R. Boris, B. Egle, S. J. Zenobia, E. Alderson, D. C. Donovan
Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 52 / Number 4 / Pages 1087-1091
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This paper overviews the work that has been done to date towards the development of a compact, reliable means to detect Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) and other fissile materials utilizing a pulsed Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) D-D fusion device. To date, the UW IEC device has achieved 115 kV pulses in excess of 2 ampere, with pulsed neutron rates of 1.8 × 109 n/s during a 0.5 ms pulse at 10 Hz. MCNP modeling indicates that detection of samples of U-235 as small as 10 grams is achievable at current neutron production rates, and initial pulsed and steady-state HEU detection experiments have verified these results.
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