Some Thermonuclear Power Plants as the Possible Sources of He3 for Space Propulsion Systems

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M.L. Shmatov (2007), JBIS, 60, 180-187

Refcode: 2007.60.180
Keywords: Nuclear pulse propulsion, He3, thermonuclear power plant, fast ignition

Abstract:
It is shown that some thermonuclear power plants can serve as rather powerful He3 sources providing operation of space propulsion systems utilizing the D-He3 microexplosions. Some problems related to ignition of the D-He3 and tritium-poor deuterium microexplosions are considered.

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