how do i create nutrons
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How do i create nutrons
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A neutron source is a device that emits neutrons. There exist a wide variety of neutron sources of differing mechanism and size, ranging from hand-held radioactive sources and tabletop electrically powered neutron generators, to large neutron research facilities operating research reactors and spallation sources.
Depending upon neutron energy, neutron flux, size of the source, costs, and government regulations, these devices find use in a diverse array of applications in areas of physics, engineering, medicine, nuclear weapons, petroleum exploration, biology, chemistry, nuclear power and other industries.
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Neutron generators are neutron source devices which contain compact linear accelerators and that produce neutrons by fusing isotopes of hydrogen together. The fusion reactions take place in these devices by accelerating either deuterium, tritium, or a mixture of these two isotopes into a metal hydride target which also contains deuterium, tritium or a mixture of these isotopes. Fusion of deuterium atoms (D + D) results in the formation of a He-3 ion and a neutron with a kinetic energy of approximately 2.5 MeV. Fusion of a deuterium and a tritium atom (D + T) results in the formation of a He-4 ion and a neutron with a kinetic energy of approximately 14.1 MeV.
Thousands of such small, relatively inexpensive systems have been built over the past five decades.
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neutrons go bang