DOI: 10.1109/plasma.2004.1339789
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J.S. De Groot, T. Mehlhorn

Abstract: We are considering non-electric missions for high power z pinches with DT fuel. The missions are: transmutation of spent nuclear reactor fuel, production of medical isotopes, hydrogen production, and materials testing. Near term (5-20 yr) missions that are well suited to z-pinch driven DT fusion neutrons are: the production of M o~~, the most widely used medical isotope, intense neutron flux materials tester, and to validate the use of GW level z pinches to transmutate spent nuclear reactor fuel. These missio…

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