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Title: Aneutronic Fusion in Collision of Oppositely Directed Plasmoids

Abstract

Tri-Alpha and Helion energy companies have proposed an approach as the near future fusion reactor. The method used in this kind of reactor for attaining high fusion yield is based on the formation and throwing of two plasmoids toward each other. In this study, the optimized reaction rate for interpenetration of two head on colliding plasmoids is investigated. Calculations are performed by supposing the velocity of plasmoids ions as Maxwellian distribution function. Fusion output-to-input power ratio (Q factor) was computed by evaluation of the velocity-averaged cross sections and also ion−electron and ion−ion Coulomb power loss. A fluid model including a computational code has been used for the precise calculations of fusion power balance. The optimum interpenetration velocity and plasmoids parameters required to reach the ignition are studied for aneutronic fusion fuels, such as p–{sup 11}B and D–{sup 3}He, as well as D−T and D−D fuels. The results of investigation show that the breakeven is attainable in specific collision velocity and plasma temperature for each fuel. Also, the plasma density has to be around 10{sup 20} ions/cm{sup 3}.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. Amirkabir University of Technology, Energy Engineering and Physics Department (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  2. Amirkabir University of Technology, Electrical Engineering Department (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  3. Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Research School (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22763286
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Plasma Physics Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2018 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1063-780X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BREAKEVEN; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; FUSION YIELD; PLASMA DENSITY; PLASMOIDS; POWER LOSSES; REACTION KINETICS; THERMONUCLEAR FUELS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS

Citation Formats

Asle Zaeem, A., E-mail: alirezazaeem@gmail.com, Ghafoori Fard, H., E-mail: ghafoorifard@aut.ac.ir, Sadighzadeh, A., and Habibi, M. Aneutronic Fusion in Collision of Oppositely Directed Plasmoids. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1134/S1063780X1803008X.
Asle Zaeem, A., E-mail: alirezazaeem@gmail.com, Ghafoori Fard, H., E-mail: ghafoorifard@aut.ac.ir, Sadighzadeh, A., & Habibi, M. Aneutronic Fusion in Collision of Oppositely Directed Plasmoids. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063780X1803008X.
Asle Zaeem, A., E-mail: alirezazaeem@gmail.com, Ghafoori Fard, H., E-mail: ghafoorifard@aut.ac.ir, Sadighzadeh, A., and Habibi, M. Thu . "Aneutronic Fusion in Collision of Oppositely Directed Plasmoids". United States. doi:10.1134/S1063780X1803008X.
@article{osti_22763286,
title = {Aneutronic Fusion in Collision of Oppositely Directed Plasmoids},
author = {Asle Zaeem, A., E-mail: alirezazaeem@gmail.com and Ghafoori Fard, H., E-mail: ghafoorifard@aut.ac.ir and Sadighzadeh, A. and Habibi, M.},
abstractNote = {Tri-Alpha and Helion energy companies have proposed an approach as the near future fusion reactor. The method used in this kind of reactor for attaining high fusion yield is based on the formation and throwing of two plasmoids toward each other. In this study, the optimized reaction rate for interpenetration of two head on colliding plasmoids is investigated. Calculations are performed by supposing the velocity of plasmoids ions as Maxwellian distribution function. Fusion output-to-input power ratio (Q factor) was computed by evaluation of the velocity-averaged cross sections and also ion−electron and ion−ion Coulomb power loss. A fluid model including a computational code has been used for the precise calculations of fusion power balance. The optimum interpenetration velocity and plasmoids parameters required to reach the ignition are studied for aneutronic fusion fuels, such as p–{sup 11}B and D–{sup 3}He, as well as D−T and D−D fuels. The results of investigation show that the breakeven is attainable in specific collision velocity and plasma temperature for each fuel. Also, the plasma density has to be around 10{sup 20} ions/cm{sup 3}.},
doi = {10.1134/S1063780X1803008X},
journal = {Plasma Physics Reports},
issn = {1063-780X},
number = 3,
volume = 44,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}