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Author Eliezer, Shalom ♦ Martinez Val, Josè Maria ♦ Hora, Heinrich ♦ Korn, Georg ♦ Nissim, Noaz
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY ♦ PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ♦ ALPHA PARTICLES ♦ BORON ♦ BORON 11 ♦ COLLISIONS ♦ CROSS SECTIONS ♦ DOPED MATERIALS ♦ HEAVY ION FUSION REACTIONS ♦ HYDROGEN ♦ KEV RANGE ♦ LASERS ♦ NUCLEAR REACTION YIELD ♦ PROTONS ♦ THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS ♦ TOWNSEND DISCHARGE
Abstract Recent experiments done at Prague with the 600 J/0.2 ns PALS laser interacting with a layer of boron dopants in a hydrogen enriched target have produced around 10{sup 9} alphas. We suggest that these unexpected very high fusion reactions of proton with {sup 11}B indicate an avalanche multiplication for the measured anomalously high nuclear reaction yields. This can be explained by elastic nuclear collisions in the broad 600 keV energy band, which is coincident with the high nuclear p-{sup 11}B fusion cross section, by the way of multiplication through generation of three secondary alpha particles from a single primarily produced alpha particle.
ISSN 1070664X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-05-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physics of Plasmas
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 5


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