TIME SEQUENCES IN THE NEUTRON, GAMMA AND X-RAY EMISSIONS IN THE FRASCATI PLASMA FOCUS
The Frascati PF device is operated in a Mather type geometry and in the neutron optimized mode of operation (W-o=250kJ, p=3 Torr to W-o=560kJ, p=8 Torr). The neutrons are studied by the time-of-flight method; four X-ray detectors with different energies windows record the X-ray yield time dependences. Special attention is paid to the proper timing of all events. The conclusions are: i) The neutron emission has two distinct well time resolved activities, coinciding with the high voltage and the hard X-ray activities. ii) The simple post-acceleration model (the same starting energies of electrons and ion streams, E-j=80 keV, a full confinement with account of the slowing down on a cold background plasma with constant density and temperature is consistent with both present and past measurement made at Frascati.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO SERVIZIO STUDI E DOCUMENTAZIONE - ENEA, CENTRO RICERCHE ENERGIA FRASCATI, C.P. 65 - 00044 FRASCATI, ROMA (ITALY), MENTIONING REPORT RT/FUS/84/6, 1984
Record Number: 1989125047800 / Last updated on: 1987-07-01
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