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Plasma Neutron Source


Experimental and theoretical simulations of a plasma-type neutron source GDT based.

Tech Area / Field

  • PHY-PFA/Particles, Fields and Accelerator Physics/Physics

8 Project completed

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Senior Project Manager
Lapidus O V

Leading Institute
Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Russia, Novosibirsk reg., Akademgorodok

Supporting institutes

  • VNIITF, Russia, Chelyabinsk reg., Snezhinsk\nNIIEFA Efremov, Russia, St Petersburg


  • CEA / IPSN (Institut de Protection et Sûreté Nucléaire), France, Fontenay aux Roses\nForschungszentrum Rossendorf / Institut für Sicherheitsforschung, Germany, Dresden\nJAERI, Japan, Tokyo\nForschungszentrum Karlsruhe Technik und Umwelt / Institut für Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnik, Germany, Karlsruhe

Project summary

In response to a commonly recognized need of the fusion program to a high-flux 14 MeV neutron source dedicated to development of materials for a fusion reactor core, the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics at Novosibirsk proposed a neutron source based on a gas-dynamic trap concept. This source possesses considerable advantages over the others proposed, in energy efficiency, large test area and a proper neutron spectrum. It has very good potentialities in reprocessing of radioactive wastes and also as a tool in application to basic research in solid-state physics, radiochemistry, etc. Within the frame of proposed work it is assumed to address issues related to macro and micro stability of the plasma in specific conditions of the gas-dynamic trap. The efforts, both experimental and theoretical, will be focused on accumulating of a suitable plasma-physics database for the neutron source. Using thus updated database, it is supposed to provide in collaboration of all participating institutions the analysis of technical assessment for some subsystems of the neutron source.


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