Ignition Regime for Fusion in a Degenerate Plasma

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We identify relevant parameter regimes in which aneutronic fuels can undergo fusion ignition in hot-ion degenerate plasma. Because of relativistic effects and partial degeneracy, the self-sustained burning regime is considerably larger than previously calculated. Inverse bremsstrahlung plays a major role in containing the reactor energy. We solve the radiation transfer equation and obtain the contribution to the heat conductivity from inverse bremsstrahlung.

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Son, S. & Fisch, N.J. December 1, 2005.

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We identify relevant parameter regimes in which aneutronic fuels can undergo fusion ignition in hot-ion degenerate plasma. Because of relativistic effects and partial degeneracy, the self-sustained burning regime is considerably larger than previously calculated. Inverse bremsstrahlung plays a major role in containing the reactor energy. We solve the radiation transfer equation and obtain the contribution to the heat conductivity from inverse bremsstrahlung.

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  • Related Information: PPPL-4138 is a pre-print version of the published article: Physics Letters A Volume 356, Issue 1 24 July 2006, Pages 72-78 (Copyright © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved)

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  • Report No.: PPPL-4138
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/934612 | External Link
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Son, S. & Fisch, N.J. Ignition Regime for Fusion in a Degenerate Plasma, report, December 1, 2005; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc901362/: accessed June 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.