Plasma Physics Reports

, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 356–380

Neutron generation from Z-pinches

  • V. V. Vikhrev
  • V. D. Korolev
Plasma Dynamics

DOI: 10.1134/S1063780X07050029

Cite this article as:
Vikhrev, V.V. & Korolev, V.D. Plasma Phys. Rep. (2007) 33: 356. doi:10.1134/S1063780X07050029

Abstract

Recent advances in both experimental and theoretical studies on neutron generation in various Z-pinch facilities are reviewed. The main methods for enhancing neutron emission from the Z-pinch plasma are described, and the problems of igniting a thermonuclear burn wave in this plasma are discussed.

PACS numbers

52.58.Lq

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Vikhrev
    • 1
  • V. D. Korolev
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Fusion InstituteRussian Research Centre Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia