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Particle Simulation on the Effect of Grid Cathode Geometry in SCBF Device

SCBF 장치에서 그리드 음극 구조의 영향에 대한 입자 시뮬레이션

  • 주흥진 (한양대학교 전기공학과) ;
  • 박정호 (한양대학교 전기공학과) ;
  • 고광철 (한양대학교 전기제어생체공학부)
  • Published : 2007.08.01

Abstract

In 2-dimensional SCBF (Spherically Convergent Beam Fusion) device, the effect on neutron production rate of the grid cathode geometry was simulated. The motion of Particles was tracked using Monte Carlo Method including the atomic and molecular collision processes and potential distribution was calculated by Finite Element Method, Main processes of the discharge were the ionization of $D_2$ by fast $D_2^+\;ion$. As the number of cathode rings was small and the size of grid cathode decreased, the ion current increased and neutron production rate will also increase. The star mode discharge which is a very important characteristic in SCBF device, was confirmed by the ionization position.

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