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

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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