, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 341-345
Date: 12 Oct 2011

Dependence of Potential Well Depth on the Magnetic Field Intensity in a Polywell Reactor

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Using OOPIC-Pro assisted-two dimensional simulation we have considered the dependencies of the electron and ion densities, as well as the central electric potential on the magnetic-field intensity in the Polywell fusion reactor. It is shown that the potential well depth increases with decreasing the magnetic intensity, while much narrower well width (thus more effective deuteron trapping) is achieved with increasing the magnetic field intensity. The results obtained can be employed to adjust the magnetic field intensities at which more effective electron confinement, thus more effective ion-flux convergence, is expected. Furthermore, this study can be used to reach the optimized conditions of the reactor operation as well as to relate to the next generation fusion fuels.