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Title: Applications of deuterium-tritium equation of state based on density functional theory in inertial confinement fusion

An accurate equation of state for deuterium-tritium mixture is of crucial importance in inertial confinement fusion. The equation of state can determine the compressibility of the imploding target and the energy deposited into the fusion fuel. In the present work, a new deuterium-tritium equation of state, which is calculated according to quantum molecular dynamic and orbital free molecular dynamic simulations, has been used to study the target implosion hydrodynamics. The results indicate that the peak density predicted by the new equation of state is ∼10% higher than the quotidian equation of state data. During the implosion, the areal density and neutron yield are also discussed.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, P.O. Box 8009, Beijing 100088 (China)
  2. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490936
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COMPRESSIBILITY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; DEUTERIUM; ENERGY ABSORPTION; EQUATIONS OF STATE; HYDRODYNAMICS; IMPLOSIONS; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; MIXTURES; NEUTRONS; THERMONUCLEAR FUELS; TRITIUM