Numerical Experiments Providing New Insights into Plasma Focus Fusion Devices

Sing Lee, Sor Heoh Saw
2010 Energies  
Recent extensive and systematic numerical experiments have uncovered new insights into plasma focus fusion devices including the following: (1) a plasma current limitation effect, as device static inductance is reduced towards very small values; (2) scaling laws of neutron yield and soft x-ray yield as functions of storage energies and currents; (3) a global scaling law for neutron yield as a function of storage energy combining experimental and numerical data showing that scaling deterioration
more » ... aling deterioration has probably been interpreted as neutron 'saturation'; and (4) a fundamental cause of neutron 'saturation'. The ground-breaking insights thus gained may completely change the directions of plasma focus fusion research.
doi:10.3390/en3040711 fatcat:ljizh5pc3za25kh2jrcvyuhcfu