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This article has been retracted as it is found to contain a substantial amount of material from the paper “Developmental study of a plasma source of 14-MeV neutrons. I. General concept,” V. T. Voronchev, V. I. Kukulin, B. M. Kuzhevskij, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, vol. 525, no. 3, pp. 626-632, 2004.

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  1. M. Mahdavi and M. Shahbahrami, “Multiplication of fast neutrons source flux by using deuterium-helium-3 plasma,” ISRN High Energy Physics, vol. 2013, Article ID 689739, 4 pages, 2013.
ISRN High Energy Physics
Volume 2013, Article ID 689739, 4 pages
Research Article

Multiplication of Fast Neutrons Source Flux by Using Deuterium-Helium-3 Plasma

Physics Department, Mazandaran University, P.O. Box 47415-416, Babolsar, Iran

Received 10 April 2013; Accepted 7 May 2013

Academic Editors: K. Cho and I. V. Vancea

Copyright © 2013 Mohammad Mahdavi and Maryam Shahbahrami. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The production of fast neutrons source is examined by using a thermal neutron flux inside plasma. In order to reach a favorable yield of fast neutrons flux, the parameters such as energy loss rate, reaction probability, and neutron absorption length are calculated. The nuclear conversion efficiency, , of thermal neutron to fast neutrons is obtained to be by calculating the physical parameters for the plasma designed.