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Thermonuclear fusion in the explosion of a spherical charge (the problem of a gas-dynamic thermonuclear fusion)

 a,  a,  b,  c,  d
a All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics — Federal Nuclear Centre, prosp. Mira 37, Sarov, Nizhny Novgorod region, 607190, Russian Federation
b Institute for High Energy Densities, Associated Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Izhorskaya 13/19, Moscow, 127412, Russian Federation
c Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Izhorskaya 13/19, Moscow, 127412, Russian Federation
d Institute of Thermophysics of Extreme States, Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Izhorskaya 13/19, Moscow, 125412, Russian Federation

A review is given of gas-dynamic thermonuclear fusion (GDTF) — a novel line of inertial thermonuclear fusion research based on the cumulative spherical compression of the deuterium — tritium gas using a high explosive charge. Major aspects of the research are examined and the record results achieved by the mid-1980s are discussed.

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PACS: 01.65.+g, 28.52.−s (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU2008v051n10ABEH006688
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2008/10/e/
Citation: Popov N A, Shcherbakov V A, Mineev V N, Zaydel’ P M, Funtikov A I "Thermonuclear fusion in the explosion of a spherical charge (the problem of a gas-dynamic thermonuclear fusion)" Phys. Usp. 51 1047–1053 (2008)
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Оригинал: Попов Н А, Щербаков В А, Минеев В Н, Зайдель Р М, Фунтиков А И «О термоядерном синтезе при взрыве сферического заряда (проблема газодинамического термоядерного синтеза)» УФН 178 1087–1094 (2008); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0178.200810f.1087

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