Accession Number : ADA018803

Title :   Neutron-, Ion- and Electron-Energy-Spectra in a 1 KJ Plasma Focus.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 72-31 Aug 75,


Personal Author(s) : Krompholz,H. ; Michel,L. ; Schoenbach,K. H. ; Fischer,Heinz

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The neutron energy spectrum (4 Torr deuterium) was determined from 30 m flight histograms. An average energy of approximately 125 keV of the neutron producing deuterons within an assumed cone angle approximately 40 degrees along the z-axis was calculated by means of the target beam model. Substantial neutron production extends more than 10 cm beyond the 1 cm long focus and propagates with a 3 to 5 x 10 to the 8th cm/s velocity corresponding to a greater than 100 keV ion energy. Time of flight analysis confirms an ion spectrum extending from less than 70 to greater than 400 keV. The electron spectrum in 8 Torr hydrogen was derived from the hard X-radiation and agrees with the ions for energies greater than 150 keV.

Descriptors :   *Magnetic pinch, *Neutron beams, Electron energy, Ion sources, Deuteron beams, Turbulence, Nuclear fusion, Heating, West Germany

Subject Categories : Fusion Devices(thermonuclear)
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE