Fast neutral generation by charge exchange reaction and its effect on neutron production rate in inertial electrostatic confinement fusion systems

S. Yoshinaga, H. Matsuura, Y. Nakao, K. Kudo

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Abstract

Fast neutral generation by charge exchange reaction in inertial electrostatic confinement plasmas is studied by solving the Poisson equation and the Boltzmann equation for fast neutrals. Fusion reactions carried by the charge exchange fast neutrals become appreciable compared with ion-background fusion reaction. It is shown that the fusion reaction between fast neutral and background gas is sensitively affected by experimental parameters (grid voltage, background gas pressure) and ion distribution function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1275-1279
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Science and Technology
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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