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Author Tahir, N. A. ♦ Hoffmann, D. H.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION ♦ INERTIAL CONFINEMENT ♦ LASER TARGETS ♦ DEUTERIUM ♦ TRITIUM ♦ BINARY MIXTURES ♦ FUSION YIELD ♦ OPTIMIZATION ♦ LASER IMPLOSIONS ♦ CONCENTRATION RATIO
Abstract This paper shows that it is not necessary to use an equimolar DT mixture in an inertial fusion target, but instead one may use a fuel composition with a substantially reduced tritium content. For example one may design a target that contains 75{percent} deuterium atoms and 25{percent} tritium atoms and yet it may generate sufficient output energy to run the reactor. This could lead to an overall reduction in the tritium inventory. Moreover the tritium fractional burn in reduced tritium targets in much higher than that in equimolar targets. This means that in the case of low level tritium targets a much smaller tritium mass will be left unburnt that would need to be evacuated from the reactor chamber together with other target debris after every implosion run. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-05-01
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 369
Issue Number 1
Technical Publication No. CONF-950476-


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