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Progress in Mirror-Based Fusion Neutron Source Development

Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS, Lavrentyeva av. 11, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
Department of Physics, Novosibirsk State University, Pirogova str. 2, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
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Academic Editor: Jie Lian
Materials 2015, 8(12), 8452-8459;
Received: 30 October 2015 / Revised: 22 November 2015 / Accepted: 27 November 2015 / Published: 4 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nuclear Materials 2015)
The 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
Keywords: plasma physics; fusion neutron source; magnetic confinement; open magnetic trap plasma physics; fusion neutron source; magnetic confinement; open magnetic trap
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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.

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