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Moustaizis S.D.,Technical University of Crete | Auvray P.,Ecole Polytechnique - Palaiseau | Hora H.,University of New South Wales | Lalousis P.,Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser | And 2 more authors.
AIP Conference Proceedings | Year: 2012

In the last few years significant progress on technological, experimental and numerical studies on fusion process in high density and high temperature plasmas produced by a high intensity laser pulse interaction with clusters in a high external applied magnetic field, enable us to propose a compact photo-fusion magnetic device for high neutron production. For the purpose of the project a pulsed magnetic field driver with values up to 110 Tesla has been developed which allows increasing the trapping time of the high density plasma in the device and improving the neutron yield. Numerical simulations show that the proposed device is capable of producing up to 109-1010 neutrons per laser shot with an external magnetic field of 150 Tesla. The proposed device can be used for experiments and numerical code validation concerning different conventional and (or) exotic fusion fuels. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.

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