ZhETF, Vol. 132,
p. 634 (September 2007)
(English translation - JETP,
Vol. 105, No. 3,
available online at www.springer.com
GENERATION OF NEUTRONS AT THE RELAXATION OF FAST DEUTERONS IN DEUTERIUM MATTER
Krainov V.P., Smirnov B.M.
Received: December 29, 2006
PACS: 52.50.Jm, 52.27.Ny, 52.25.Tx
We analyze the fusion process involving two deuterium nuclei in the case of deceleration of a fast deuteron with the energy of approximately 100 keV located in a deuterium target. We calculate the probability to generate a neutron by a fast deuteron with an initial kinetic energy during its deceleration. The mean free path of fast deuterons with respect to their relaxation is found for various deuterium targets. The data are analyzed for neutron generation in deuterium cluster beams at laser irradiation. The method of neutron generation at the collision of two deuterium cluster beams is suggested.