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The use of intense ion beams for heating long ϑ‐pinch plasmas to thermonuclear temperatures

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2 Author(s)
Ott, E. ; School of Electrical Engineering and Laboratory of Plasma Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 ; Sudan, R.N.

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Motivated by recent advances in the production of intense ion beams, we consider the possible utility of such beams for heating a long thin ϑ‐pinch plasma to thermonuclear temperatures. It is found that ion beams offer an alternative to previously proposed schemes utilizing CO2 laser beams and intense relativistic electron beams.

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Applied Physics Letters  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 1 )