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Author(s)
     Alexei M. Frolov
Title
     Influence of the tritium ?- decay on low-temperature thermonuclear burn-up in deuterium-tritium mixtures
Publication Name
     Physical Review E
Publication Type
     Journal
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Volume
      62
Chapter
     
Pages
      4104 - 4108
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Publication Year
     2000
Abstract
     Low-temperature (T<~15 keV) thermonuclear burn-up in deuterium-tritium mixtures with various deuterium–tritium–helium-3 ratios is considered. The general dependence is studied for the critical burn-up parameter xc=?rc upon the initial temperature T, density ?0, and tritium molar concentration y for the [D]:y[T]:(1-y)[3He] mixture. In particular, it is shown that, if the tritium concentration y decreases, then the critical burn-up parameter xc(T,?0,y) grows very quickly (at fixed T and ?0). This means that tritium ?- decay significantly complicates thermonuclear burn-up in deuterium-tritium mixtures.
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Website
     http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v62/p4104
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     Published
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