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

  • Heinrich Hora (a1), Georg Korn (a2), Lorenzo Giuffrida (a2), Daniele Margarone (a2), Antonino Picciotto (a3), Josef Krasa (a2), Karel Jungwirth (a4), Jiri Ullschmied (a4), Paraskevas Lalousis (a5), Shalom Eliezer (a6) (a7), George H. Miley (a8), Stavros Moustaizis (a9) and Gérard Mourou (a10)...

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.

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Heinrich Hora, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia. E-mail: h.hora@unsw.edu.au

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

  • Heinrich Hora (a1), Georg Korn (a2), Lorenzo Giuffrida (a2), Daniele Margarone (a2), Antonino Picciotto (a3), Josef Krasa (a2), Karel Jungwirth (a4), Jiri Ullschmied (a4), Paraskevas Lalousis (a5), Shalom Eliezer (a6) (a7), George H. Miley (a8), Stavros Moustaizis (a9) and Gérard Mourou (a10)...

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