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Application of Polarized Nuclei to Fusion

  • R. M. Kulsrud
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 33)

Abstract

It is shown that the D-T fusion reaction can be modified by polarizing the nuclear spins. The ways in which this improves reactor performance are mentioned and the feasibility of the process of spin polarization of magnetic fusion is discussed.

Keywords

Alpha Particle Compound Nucleus Hydrogen Isotope Polarize Nucleus Precession Frequency 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Kulsrud
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  1. 1.Princeton Plasma Physics LaboratoryPrincetonUSA

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