Sustained Neutron Production from a Sheared-Flow Stabilized Z Pinch.

  title={Sustained Neutron Production from a Sheared-Flow Stabilized Z Pinch.},
  author={Y. Zhang and U. Shumlak and B. Nelson and R. Golingo and T. Weber and A. D. Stepanov and E. Claveau and E. Forbes and Z. Draper and J. Mitrani and H. McLean and K. Tummel and D. Higginson and C. M. Cooper},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={122 13},
  • Y. Zhang, U. Shumlak, +11 authors C. M. Cooper
  • Published 2019
  • Materials Science, Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • The sheared-flow stabilized Z pinch has demonstrated long-lived plasmas with fusion-relevant parameters. We present the first experimental results demonstrating sustained, quasi-steady-state neutron production from the fusion Z-pinch experiment, operated with a mixture of 20% deuterium/80% hydrogen by pressure. Neutron emissions lasting approximately 5  μs are reproducibly observed with pinch currents of approximately 200 kA during an approximately 16  μs period of plasma quiescence. The… CONTINUE READING
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