Nuclear Fusion Reactions in Fronts Propagating in Solid DT

  • J. L. Bobin


The use of strong shocks in controlled thermonuclear devices was thought about long agol. However, it turns out that a so-called “thermonuclear shock” should have a tremendously high velocity of propagation2. Many means are known which drive strong shocks through matter: high explosives, magnetic fields, electron beams, laser beams. The shock may or may not be followed by some kind of rarefaction.


Shock Tube Neutron Yield Relativistic Electron Beam Glass Laser Laser Interaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Bobin
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  1. 1.Centre d’Etudes de LimeilCommissariat à l’Energie AtomiqueVilleneuve-Saint-GeorgesFrance

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