Frank J. Saglime

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This work demonstrates the use of pyroelectric crystals to induce nuclear reactions. A system based on a pair of pyroelectric crystals is used to ionize gas and accelerate the ions to energies of up to 200 keV. The system operates above room temperature by simply heating or cooling the pyroelectric crystals. A D-D fusion reaction was achieved with this(More)
The exposure of pyroelectric crystals to a heating cycle in near-vacuum conditions has been shown to be a viable method of producing x-rays. The z-negative face of the crystal forms a positive charge as the crystal heats, and a negative charge as it cools. The opposite is true for the z-positive face. Literature has shown that this charge is great enough to(More)
Neutron scattering measurements are made using an array of proton recoil detectors surrounding a scattering sample, which is struck by a beam of neutrons. Detector signals are analyzed using a state of the art digital data acquisition system, and these measurements are compared with the expected detector response based on Monte Carlo simulation of the(More)
The Gaerttner Laboratory electron linear accelerator at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was used in the measurement of the neutron total cross section of natural beryllium and carbon (graphite) in the energy range of 0.4 to 20 MeV. Neutron transmission measurements were made using the time-of-flight method with a 100-m flight path, fast detector response(More)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Gaerttner LINAC Laboratory, Troy, New York, 12180, INTRODUCTION A system for neutron scattering measurements is under development at the RPI LINAC [1]. The system is design to provide additional differential scattering data to improve upon the currently available cross section data. The system is designed to(More)
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