Fusion energy using avalanche increased boron reactions for block-ignition by ultrahigh power picosecond laser pulses

Heinrich Hora*, Georg Korn, Lorenzo Giuffrida, Daniele Margarone, Antonino Picciotto, Josef Krasa, Karel Jungwirth, Jiri Ullschmied, Paraskevas Lalousis, Shalom Eliezer, George H. Miley, Stavros Moustaizis, Gérard Mourou

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Exceptionally high reaction gains of hydrogen protons measured with the boron isotope 11 are compared with other fusion reactions. This is leading to the conclusion that secondary avalanche reactions are happening and confirming the results of high-gain, neutron-free, clean, safe, low-cost, and long-term available energy. The essential basis is the unusual non-thermal block-ignition scheme with picosecond laser pulses of extremely high powers above the petawatt range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-619
Number of pages13
JournalLaser And Particle Beams
Volume33
Issue number4
Early online date14 Jul 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Boron fusion by lasers
  • Fusion energy without radiation problem
  • Non-linear force-driven block ignition
  • Ultrahigh acceleration
  • Ultrahigh magnetic fields

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Fusion energy using avalanche increased boron reactions for block-ignition by ultrahigh power picosecond laser pulses'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Hora, H., Korn, G., Giuffrida, L., Margarone, D., Picciotto, A., Krasa, J., Jungwirth, K., Ullschmied, J., Lalousis, P., Eliezer, S., Miley, G. H., Moustaizis, S., & Mourou, G. (2015). Fusion energy using avalanche increased boron reactions for block-ignition by ultrahigh power picosecond laser pulses. Laser And Particle Beams, 33(4), 607-619. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0263034615000634