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Author Ashley, R.P. ♦ Kulcinski, G.L. ♦ Santarius, J.F. ♦ Murali, S.K. ♦ Piefer, G.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1999
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Electrostatics ♦ Inertial confinement ♦ Protons ♦ Detectors ♦ Neutrons ♦ Voltage ♦ Electric variables control ♦ Fuels ♦ Counting circuits ♦ IEC
Abstract Advanced fusion fuels, D and /sup 3/He, have been successfully fused in an inertial electrostatic confinement device at the University of Wisconsin. It is thought that this is the first known fusion of helium-3 with deuterium on a steady state basis. The detection of 14.7 MeV protons has confirmed the reaction of D-/sup 3/He fusion, and has produced a continuous, charged particle flux in excess of 1.4/spl times/10/sup 5/ protons/s. Using the same device with D-D fuel a neutron rate of 2.2/spl times/10/sup 7/ was achieved. Operating parameters that affect the reaction rate are discussed.
Description Author affiliation: Fusion Technol. Inst., Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI, USA (Ashley, R.P.)
ISBN 0780358295
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-10-25
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 258.07 kB
Page Count 3
Starting Page 35
Ending Page 37


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library