Progress in Mirror-Based Fusion Neutron Source Development
AbstractThe Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics in worldwide collaboration has developed a project of a 14 MeV neutron source for fusion material studies and other applications. The projected neutron source of the plasma type is based on the gas dynamic trap (GDT), which is a special magnetic mirror system for plasma confinement. Essential progress in plasma parameters has been achieved in recent experiments at the GDT facility in the Budker Institute, which is a hydrogen (deuterium) prototype of the source. Stable confinement of hot-ion plasmas with the relative pressure exceeding 0.5 was demonstrated. The electron temperature was increased up to 0.9 keV in the regime with additional electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) of a moderate power. These parameters are the record for axisymmetric open mirror traps. These achievements elevate the projects of a GDT-based neutron source on a higher level of competitive ability and make it possible to construct a source with parameters suitable for materials testing today. The paper presents the progress in experimental studies and numerical simulations of the mirror-based fusion neutron source and its possible applications including a fusion material test facility and a fusion-fission hybrid system. View Full-Text
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Anikeev, A.V.; Bagryansky, P.A.; Beklemishev, A.D.; Ivanov, A.A.; Kolesnikov, E.Y.; Korzhavina, M.S.; Korobeinikova, O.A.; Lizunov, A.A.; Maximov, V.V.; Murakhtin, S.V.; Pinzhenin, E.I.; Prikhodko, V.V.; Soldatkina, E.I.; Solomakhin, A.L.; Tsidulko, Y.A.; Yakovlev, D.V.; Yurov, D.V. Progress in Mirror-Based Fusion Neutron Source Development. Materials 2015, 8, 8452-8459.
Anikeev AV, Bagryansky PA, Beklemishev AD, Ivanov AA, Kolesnikov EY, Korzhavina MS, Korobeinikova OA, Lizunov AA, Maximov VV, Murakhtin SV, Pinzhenin EI, Prikhodko VV, Soldatkina EI, Solomakhin AL, Tsidulko YA, Yakovlev DV, Yurov DV. Progress in Mirror-Based Fusion Neutron Source Development. Materials. 2015; 8(12):8452-8459.Chicago/Turabian Style
Anikeev, A. V.; Bagryansky, P. A.; Beklemishev, A. D.; Ivanov, A. A.; Kolesnikov, E. Y.; Korzhavina, M. S.; Korobeinikova, O. A.; Lizunov, A. A.; Maximov, V. V.; Murakhtin, S. V.; Pinzhenin, E. I.; Prikhodko, V. V.; Soldatkina, E. I.; Solomakhin, A. L.; Tsidulko, Yu. A.; Yakovlev, D. V.; Yurov, D. V. 2015. "Progress in Mirror-Based Fusion Neutron Source Development." Materials 8, no. 12: 8452-8459.