Plasma Physics Reports

, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 225–234 | Cite as

On the spectrum of Z-pinch plasma neutrons

  • V. V. Vikhrev
  • A. D. Mironenko-Marenkov
Plasma Dynamics

Abstract

Generation of neutrons from Z-pinch discharges in a deuterated gas medium has been studied. It is shown that a power-law energy dependence of the number of high-energy deuterons in Z-pinch plasma explains the observed broadening of the neutron spectrum in these systems. It is established that, at an average ion energy below 3 keV in Z-pinch plasma, neutrons are mostly generated due to the interaction of high-energy (∼100-keV) deuterons with the main plasma components.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Vikhrev
    • 1
  • A. D. Mironenko-Marenkov
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research Centre Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia

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