Estimates of the Dependence of the Fusion Neutron Yield on the Initial Plasma Density and Temperature in Fast Pinches
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The neutron generation by hot, dense, and fast Z- and Θ-pinch plasma with the parameters achievable at the present development stage of high-power pulsed technology has been calculated. It has been proposed to use a hot plasma with a high density of 1017 cm−3 as an initial state for subsequent compression by Z- and Θ-pinches to achieve the conditions necessary for fusion reactions. Such plasma can be obtained using high-power pulsed plasma accelerators.
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A.N. Starostin and A.V. Filippov acknowledge the support of the Russian Science Foundation (project no. 16-12-10424-P).
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