Review of data and formulas for fusion cross-sections
To interpret fusion rate measurements in present fusion experiments and to predict the fusion performance of future devices it is important to know the fusion cross-sections precisely. Usually, it is not measured data that are used, but analytical parametrisations of the cross-section as a function of the ion energy and of the Maxwellian reactivity as a function of the ion temperature. Since publication of the parametrisations now in use, new measurements have been made and evaluation of the measured data has been improved by applying R-matrix theory. This report shows that the old parametrisations no longer adequately represent the experimental data and presents new parametrisations for fusion cross-sections and Maxwellian reactivities for the D(d,n)3He, D(d,p)T, D(t,n)alpha, and D(3He,p)alpha reactions.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP I/252 EN (1990) 54 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199011674 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en