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Title: VELOCITY SPECTRUM OF PROTONS AND TRITONS FROM THE d-d REACTION IN SCYLLA

Abstract

A diagnostic experiment was carried out on the d-d reactions produced by fast magnetic compression of a deuterium plasma. A determination of the velocity spectra of protons and of tritons from the d-d reaction was made by magnetic analysis and nuclear plate detection of the particles. The observed distributions were Gaussian, with widths which corresponded to a deuteron temperature of 1.3 kev. Comparison of the mean proton and triton momenta indicated that no plasma drift in the (axial) direction of observation was present, nor any potertial difference between the source plasma and detector greater than a few volts. These results, coupled with previous ones on the neutron yield, duration, source extent, and lack of circumferential drift argue against any of the simple, physically plausible non-Maxwellian acceleration mechanisms for the d-d reactions so far proposed. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., N. Mex.
OSTI Identifier:
4164755
NSA Number:
NSA-14-022495
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review (U.S.) Superseded in part by Phys. Rev. A, Phys. Rev. B: Solid State, Phys. Rev. C, and Phys. Rev. D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: Vol: 119; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CONFINEMENT; DEUTERIUM; DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; GAUSSIAN PROCESSES; KEV RANGE; MAGNETIC COMPRESSION; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MEASURED VALUES; MOMENTUM; MOTION; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR EMULSIONS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; PINCH; PLASMA; PRESSURE; PROTONS; SCYLLA; SPECTRA; STATISTICS; TEMPERATURE; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TRITONS; VELOCITY

Citation Formats

Nagle, D E, Quinn, W E, Ribe, F L, and Riesenfeld, W B. VELOCITY SPECTRUM OF PROTONS AND TRITONS FROM THE d-d REACTION IN SCYLLA. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1960. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.119.857.
Nagle, D E, Quinn, W E, Ribe, F L, & Riesenfeld, W B. VELOCITY SPECTRUM OF PROTONS AND TRITONS FROM THE d-d REACTION IN SCYLLA. Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.119.857.
Nagle, D E, Quinn, W E, Ribe, F L, and Riesenfeld, W B. Mon . "VELOCITY SPECTRUM OF PROTONS AND TRITONS FROM THE d-d REACTION IN SCYLLA". Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.119.857.
@article{osti_4164755,
title = {VELOCITY SPECTRUM OF PROTONS AND TRITONS FROM THE d-d REACTION IN SCYLLA},
author = {Nagle, D E and Quinn, W E and Ribe, F L and Riesenfeld, W B},
abstractNote = {A diagnostic experiment was carried out on the d-d reactions produced by fast magnetic compression of a deuterium plasma. A determination of the velocity spectra of protons and of tritons from the d-d reaction was made by magnetic analysis and nuclear plate detection of the particles. The observed distributions were Gaussian, with widths which corresponded to a deuteron temperature of 1.3 kev. Comparison of the mean proton and triton momenta indicated that no plasma drift in the (axial) direction of observation was present, nor any potertial difference between the source plasma and detector greater than a few volts. These results, coupled with previous ones on the neutron yield, duration, source extent, and lack of circumferential drift argue against any of the simple, physically plausible non-Maxwellian acceleration mechanisms for the d-d reactions so far proposed. (auth)},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRev.119.857},
journal = {Physical Review (U.S.) Superseded in part by Phys. Rev. A, Phys. Rev. B: Solid State, Phys. Rev. C, and Phys. Rev. D},
number = ,
volume = Vol: 119,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1960},
month = {8}
}