Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 292–295 | Cite as

Neutron Scaling Laws from Numerical Experiments

  • S. Lee
  • S. H. Saw
Original Paper


Experimental data of neutron yield Y n against pinch current I pinch is assembled to produce a more global scaling law than available. From the data a mid-range point is obtained to calibrate the neutron production mechanism of the Lee Model code. This code is then used for numerical experiments on a range of focus devices to derive neutron scaling laws. The results are the following: Y = 2 × 1011 I pinch 4.7 and Y = 9 × 109 I peak 3.9. It is felt that the scaling law with respect to I pinch is rigorously obtained by these numerical experiments when compared with that obtained from measured data, which suffers from inadequacies in the measurements of I pinch.


Plasma Focus Neutron scaling Pinch current Focus modeling Lee Model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INTI International University CollegeNilaiMalaysia
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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