Title

PPPS-2013: Simulation of a gas puff injection system for a Dense Plasma Focus accelerator

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

6-2013

Publication Title

Plasma Science (ICOPS), 2013 Abstracts IEEE International Conference

Publisher

IEEE

Abstract

Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) devices designed for the production of neutrons rely upon the rapid discharge of a capacitor bank through deuterium or tritium gas. Developed by J. Mather and N. Filippov in the 1960's1, these accelerators rely upon the electrical discharge to produce a current sheath that is rapidly accelerated by Lorentz forces as it travels along the anode of the device. This results in a radial collision of ionized gas at a pinched zone between the end of the anode and the cathode with sufficient velocity to induce fusion. A DPF accelerator can serve as a pulsed source of energetic neutrons with production rates of up to 1012 neutrons of 2.45 neutrons from D-D interactions or 1015 neutrons for D-T fusion in each pulse.

Keywords

Dense plasma focus; Deuterium; Neutrons; Tritium

Disciplines

Mechanical Engineering | Physics | Plasma and Beam Physics

Language

English

Permissions

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Identifier

DOI: 10.1109/PLASMA.2013.6633180

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