Accession Number : ADA187420

Title :   Fusion, and Advanced Fuel, Reaction Bibliography. Particle Reactions from H1 to B11.

Descriptive Note : Special rept. 17 Feb-17 Aug 87,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE AVIONICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Pass, H H , Jr

PDF Url : ADA187420

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The Air Force Astronautics Laboratory has on ongoing program of studying the feasibility of fusion powered propulsion. This study will first examine nuclear fuels and their associated fuel cycles. The investigated fuels and fuel cycles will then be used to explore present and proposed fusion propulsion concepts. From this study, it will be determined which concepts, if any, will be able to produce fusion propulsion systems using present or near term technology. The objective of the work reported herein was to compile a comprehensive list of the experimentally measured nuclear reactions involving the nuclides up to and including B11 (Boron-11). This compilation was performed in order to identify any new fuels and/or fuel cycles that would be potential candidate to replace the presently utilized fuels deuterium and tritium. Also, the project is intended to provide a readily accessible source of information for individuals who are studying fuels, reactions, and fuel cycles.

Descriptors :   *REACTOR FUELS, *NUCLEAR FUSION, *NUCLEAR PROPULSION, FUELS, CYCLES, NUCLEAR REACTIONS, NUCLEAR ENERGY, NUCLIDES, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, TRITIUM, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, HYDROGEN, HELIUM, LITHIUM, PROTONS, NEUTRONS, BERYLLIUM, BORON, ISOTOPE EFFECT

Subject Categories : Fusion Devices(thermonuclear)
      Nuclear Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE