neutron gun

Related to neutron gun: electron gun, ion gun

neutron gun

n
(General Physics) physics a device used for producing a beam of fast neutrons
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David wrote to a number of groups listed in his merit-badge pamphlet--the DOE, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the American Nuclear Society, the Edison Electric Institute, and the Atomic Industrial Forum, the nuclear-power industry's trade group--in hopes of discovering how he might obtain, from both natural and commercial sources, the radioactive raw materials he needed to build his neutron gun and experiment with it.
With neutron gun in hand, David was ready to irradiate.
At this point, David could have used his americium neutron gun to transform thorium-232 into fissionable uranium-233.
Nevertheless, he now proceeded to acquire another neutron emitter to replace the aluminum used in his previous neutron gun.
But although Minnaar's troops didn't know it at the time, they conducted their survey long after David's mother, alerted by Ken and Kathy and petrified that the government would take her home away as a result of her son's experiments, had ransacked the shed and discarded most of what she found, including his neutron gun, the radium, pellets of thorium that were far more radioactive than what the health officials found, and several quarts of radioactive powder.