Plasma Physics Reports

, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 356–380 | Cite as

Neutron generation from Z-pinches

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

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.

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52.58.Lq 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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