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Title: Controlled Fusion with Hot-ion Mode in a Degenerate Plasma

Abstract

n a Fermi-degenerate plasma, the rate of electron physical processes is much reduced from the classical prediction, possibly enabling new regimes for controlled nuclear fusion, including the hot-ion mode, a regime in which the ion temperature exceeds the electron temperature. Previous calculations of these processes in dense plasmas are now corrected for partial degeneracy and relativistic effects, leading to an expanded regime of self-sustained fusion.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
934533
Report Number(s):
PPPL-4133
TRN: US0803895
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics Letters A; Journal Volume: 356; Journal Issue: 1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; ELECTRONS; FORECASTING; ION TEMPERATURE; PLASMA; Fusion Power; Inertial Confinement Fusion; Fusion Reactions

Citation Formats

S. Son and N.J. Fisch. Controlled Fusion with Hot-ion Mode in a Degenerate Plasma. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physleta.2006.05.008.
S. Son and N.J. Fisch. Controlled Fusion with Hot-ion Mode in a Degenerate Plasma. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physleta.2006.05.008.
S. Son and N.J. Fisch. Thu . "Controlled Fusion with Hot-ion Mode in a Degenerate Plasma". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physleta.2006.05.008. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/934533.
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abstractNote = {n a Fermi-degenerate plasma, the rate of electron physical processes is much reduced from the classical prediction, possibly enabling new regimes for controlled nuclear fusion, including the hot-ion mode, a regime in which the ion temperature exceeds the electron temperature. Previous calculations of these processes in dense plasmas are now corrected for partial degeneracy and relativistic effects, leading to an expanded regime of self-sustained fusion.},
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