Preliminary results of the study of the d(d,n)3He reaction in the astrophysical energy range with the use of a Hall plasma accelerator

L. Dudkin Butakov, G. N. Dudkin, B. A. Nechaev, V. N. Padalko, A. V. Petrov, N. M. Polkovnikova, V. M. Bystritsky, V. V. Gerasimov, A. R. Krylov, S. S. Parzhitskii, V. M. Bystritskii, J. Wozniak

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The possibility of using a plasma accelerator based on a pulsed Hall ion source to study the characteristics of pd, dd, d3He, 3He, and4He reactions in the astrophysical energy range (2-12 keV) has been considered. The preliminary experimental data on measurement of the astrophysical S factor for the dd reaction (dd → 3He + n (2.5 MeV)) at average deuteron collision energies Ecol = 4.5 and 4.95 keV and the deuteron beam energy spread FWHM = 18% are reported. The found value of the S factor is in agreement with the results of the experiments carried out by us previously using linear plasma in the inverse Z-pinch configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1640-1645
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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