Burn Characteristics of Marginal Deuterium-Tritium Microspheres

Dale B. Henderson
1974 Physical Review Letters  
Fxistlng studies of Che thermonuclear burn of DT aierosptieres have assumedamplece Maxwcllien distributionit in the reactivity < crv >. Under jwrginal conditions, jsfi<10~ , we find long racanfrec-paths for ions in the tail of the distribution may quench the burn. This nlssing factor appears Co explain the laefc of success in laser-fusion experiments conducted co date.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.33.1142 fatcat:w4ej4ypszraunce74o235fbcri