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Analysis of the Compression and Heating of Magnetized Plasma Targets for Magneto-Inertial Fusion

S. V. Ryzhkov, A. Yu. Chirkov, A. A. Ivanov

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 63 / Number 1T / May 2013 / Pages 135-138

This paper deals with the analysis of the possible use of magneto-inertial fusion (MIF) to create a neutron source. We consider the configuration of the target in the form of an axially symmetric magnetic trap with magnetic “plugs” or so-called “probkotron”. Heating and compression of a plasma target in the magnetic field is studied numerically. Parameters of the neutron source based on plasma-jet driven magneto-inertial fusion with a cylindrical target are given.

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