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Title: Saturation of the neutron yield from megajoule plasma focus facilities

Abstract

A relation is investigated between the saturation of the neutron yield from megajoule plasma focus facilities and that of the total discharge current. An analytic formula for the neutron yield as a function of the facility energy is derived by simple calculations of the discharge circuit and is verified by computer simulations of the dynamics of the current sheath. The dependence obtained differs from the generally accepted one but agrees well with experimental data.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Lebedev Institute of Physics (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21100187
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Plasma Physics Reports; Journal Volume: 33; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1134/S1063780X07040022; Copyright (c) 2007 Nauka/Interperiodica; Article Copyright (c) 2007 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CURRENTS; NEUTRONS; PLASMA FOCUS; SATURATION; YIELDS

Citation Formats

Nukulin, V. Ya., and Polukhin, S. N. Saturation of the neutron yield from megajoule plasma focus facilities. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1134/S1063780X07040022.
Nukulin, V. Ya., & Polukhin, S. N. Saturation of the neutron yield from megajoule plasma focus facilities. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063780X07040022.
Nukulin, V. Ya., and Polukhin, S. N. Sun . "Saturation of the neutron yield from megajoule plasma focus facilities". United States. doi:10.1134/S1063780X07040022.
@article{osti_21100187,
title = {Saturation of the neutron yield from megajoule plasma focus facilities},
author = {Nukulin, V. Ya. and Polukhin, S. N.},
abstractNote = {A relation is investigated between the saturation of the neutron yield from megajoule plasma focus facilities and that of the total discharge current. An analytic formula for the neutron yield as a function of the facility energy is derived by simple calculations of the discharge circuit and is verified by computer simulations of the dynamics of the current sheath. The dependence obtained differs from the generally accepted one but agrees well with experimental data.},
doi = {10.1134/S1063780X07040022},
journal = {Plasma Physics Reports},
number = 4,
volume = 33,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}