Journal of Fusion Energy

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

Neutron Scaling Laws from Numerical Experiments

Original Paper

Abstract

Experimental data of neutron yield Yn against pinch current Ipinch 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 × 1011Ipinch4.7 and Y= 9 × 109Ipeak3.9. It is felt that the scaling law with respect to Ipinch is rigorously obtained by these numerical experiments when compared with that obtained from measured data, which suffers from inadequacies in the measurements of Ipinch.

Keywords

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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