Selfconsistent analysis of atomicstate and density correlation functions of partially ionized highdensity plasmas and enhancement of the fusion reaction rate
Abstract
The enhancement of the fusion reaction rate in highdensity twocomponent plasmas that consist of deuterium (D) and high{ital Z} material such as carbon (C) or titanium (Ti) has been investigated theoretically. Ionion correlation in highdensity twocomponent plasmas is described by a hypernettedchain (HNC) equation including Coulomb potential of bound electrons. To take into account the effects of bound electrons, we calculate the degree of ionization of atoms consistently with HNC equations by using the ThomasFermi model. The results show that the fusion reaction rate of the DD interaction is enhanced by a factor from 2 to 4 because the strong screening by the surrounding high{ital Z} ions reduces an effective potential between two colliding deuteriums, and then the degree of ionization of high{ital Z} materials is found to be important to determine the enhancement factors.
 Authors:

 Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Setsunan University, Neyagawa, Osaka 572 (Japan)
 Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565 (Japan)
 Publication Date:
 OSTI Identifier:
 7046983
 Resource Type:
 Journal Article
 Journal Name:
 Physical Review A. General Physics; (United States)
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 45:6; Journal ID: ISSN 10502947
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; PLASMA DENSITY; CORRELATION FUNCTIONS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS; AUGMENTATION; CARBON; DEUTERIUM; FUSION YIELD; IONS; SCREENING; TITANIUM; CHARGED PARTICLES; ELEMENTS; FUNCTIONS; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; METALS; NONMETALS; NUCLEAR REACTION YIELD; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEI; NUCLEOSYNTHESIS; ODDODD NUCLEI; STABLE ISOTOPES; SYNTHESIS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; YIELDS; 700300*  Plasma Physics & Fusion Research (1992)
Citation Formats
Taguchi, T, Yasunami, T, and Mima, K. Selfconsistent analysis of atomicstate and density correlation functions of partially ionized highdensity plasmas and enhancement of the fusion reaction rate. United States: N. p., 1992.
Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.45.3913.
Taguchi, T, Yasunami, T, & Mima, K. Selfconsistent analysis of atomicstate and density correlation functions of partially ionized highdensity plasmas and enhancement of the fusion reaction rate. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.45.3913.
Taguchi, T, Yasunami, T, and Mima, K. Sun .
"Selfconsistent analysis of atomicstate and density correlation functions of partially ionized highdensity plasmas and enhancement of the fusion reaction rate". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.45.3913.
@article{osti_7046983,
title = {Selfconsistent analysis of atomicstate and density correlation functions of partially ionized highdensity plasmas and enhancement of the fusion reaction rate},
author = {Taguchi, T and Yasunami, T and Mima, K},
abstractNote = {The enhancement of the fusion reaction rate in highdensity twocomponent plasmas that consist of deuterium (D) and high{ital Z} material such as carbon (C) or titanium (Ti) has been investigated theoretically. Ionion correlation in highdensity twocomponent plasmas is described by a hypernettedchain (HNC) equation including Coulomb potential of bound electrons. To take into account the effects of bound electrons, we calculate the degree of ionization of atoms consistently with HNC equations by using the ThomasFermi model. The results show that the fusion reaction rate of the DD interaction is enhanced by a factor from 2 to 4 because the strong screening by the surrounding high{ital Z} ions reduces an effective potential between two colliding deuteriums, and then the degree of ionization of high{ital Z} materials is found to be important to determine the enhancement factors.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.45.3913},
journal = {Physical Review A. General Physics; (United States)},
issn = {10502947},
number = ,
volume = 45:6,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {3}
}