Coupled multigroup cross sections for hydrogen interactions in plasmas
Abstract
Using analytical fits to the experimental cross sections for H _{3} H _{2}, and H _{2}^{+} interactions in plasmas, developed by Gryzinski, Riviere, Jones, and Freeman, we obtain coupled multigroup cross sections and rate coefficients for hydrogen transport applications. Multigroup cross sections and rate coefficients, for specified energy group boundaries, plasma particle and temperature profiles, and cylindrical plasma confinement radius, are generated against a spatially dependent, local Maxwellian scattering background. Cross sections are formatted for direct use in production multigroup S _{n}, Monte Carlo, or specific transport applications. Ten coupled hydrogen reactions are included and resulting cross sections for ionization, scattering, and production can be coupled or decoupled. Reactions treated include H, H _{2} ionization by electrons and protons, H, H _{2} charge exchange, and H _{2}, H _{2}^{+} dissociative mechanisms. We detail the formalism used to compute effective cross sections and rates and give practicle results for two fusion reactors.
 Publication:

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A
 Pub Date:
 October 1985
 DOI:
 10.1016/01689002(85)904000
 Bibcode:
 1985NIMPA.240..162W