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Energies 2010, 3(4), 711-737; doi:10.3390/en3040711
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Numerical Experiments Providing New Insights into Plasma Focus Fusion Devices

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Received: 14 February 2010; Accepted: 3 March 2010 / Published: 12 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nuclear Fusion)
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Abstract: Recent extensive and systematic numerical experiments have uncovered new insights into plasma focus fusion devices including the following: (1) a plasma current limitation effect, as device static inductance is reduced towards very small values; (2) scaling laws of neutron yield and soft x-ray yield as functions of storage energies and currents; (3) a global scaling law for neutron yield as a function of storage energy combining experimental and numerical data showing that scaling deterioration has probably been interpreted as neutron ‘saturation’; and (4) a fundamental cause of neutron ‘saturation’. The ground-breaking insights thus gained may completely change the directions of plasma focus fusion research.
Keywords: plasma focus; numerical experiments; scaling laws; neutron saturation plasma focus; numerical experiments; scaling laws; neutron saturation
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Lee, S.; Saw, S.H. Numerical Experiments Providing New Insights into Plasma Focus Fusion Devices. Energies 2010, 3, 711-737.

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Lee S, Saw SH. Numerical Experiments Providing New Insights into Plasma Focus Fusion Devices. Energies. 2010; 3(4):711-737.

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Lee, Sing; Saw, Sor Heoh. 2010. "Numerical Experiments Providing New Insights into Plasma Focus Fusion Devices." Energies 3, no. 4: 711-737.


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