Title

Influence of Admixture Gas on the Enhancement of Neutron Production in Plasma Focus Devices

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Fusion Energy

Volume

29

Issue

5

Publication Date

10-2010

First Page

427

Last Page

435

DOI

10.1007/s10894-010-9300-4

Abstract

In this article, considering the most important interactions between the ionized admixture particles and the working plasma ones, we have analyzed the effect of added gas on the current and confinement time of the pinched plasma in plasma focus devices. Moreover, we demonstrate how heating and cooling the pinched plasma can be controlled by the increase and decrease on the percentage of the added particles and by this way the rise in the rate of D–D nuclear reactions is calculated.

Comments

Published by Springer in Journal of Fusion Energy. Publisher version requires subscription to access may be accessed through link above.