Ion kinetic effect on fusion reaction rate

Takeshi Nishikawa, Hideaki Takabe, Kunioki Mima

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The non-Maxwellian effect of D-T ions in an inertially confined plasma was studied, and it was found that the reduction of the fusion reaction rate due to such a non-Maxwellian effect in the recent high-neutron-yield implosion experiments is not so drastic. Although the nonuniformity effect actually seems to be the main reason for explaining the difference of the neutron yield between the experiment and the 1-D simulation, the difference of a factor of 0.6͂0.7 in neutron yield can be explained by taking account of such a non-Maxwellian effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2004-2010
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number10 R
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • F-P equation
  • Kinetic theory
  • Laser implosion
  • Non-Maxwellian

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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