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Engineering ELSEVIER Fusion Engineering and Design 29 (1995) 3-17

Summary: Fusion
ELSEVIER Fusion Engineering and Design 29 (1995) 3- 17
Contributions of the National Ignition Facility to the
development of inertial fusion energy
M. Tobin `, G. Logan a, T. Diaz De La Rubia a, V. Schrock b, K. Schultz `,
R. Tokheim d, M. Abdou e, R. Bangerter f
dLawrence Livermore National Laboratory, PO Box 808. Livermow, CA 94551-9900, USA
' Unicersity qf Cal~/iwnia, Berkeley, CA 94270. USA
' Genrral Atomics, PO Box 8.5608. San Diego, CA 92138. USA
d SRI. International, USA
e UCLA, Los Angeles. CA 92004-1597, tiSA
`.Lawrence Berkeley Ldwrator): Berkeley, CA. USA
The US Department of Energy is proposing to construct the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to embark on a
program to achieve ignition and modest gain in the laboratory early in the next century. The NIF will use a > 1.8 MJ,
0.35 urn laser with 192 independent beams, a SO-fold increase over the energy of the Nova laser. System performance
analyses suggest yields as great as 20 MJ may be achievable. NIF will conduct more than 600 shots per year. The
benefits of a micro-fusion capability in the laboratory include essential contributions to defence programs, resolution


Source: Abdou, Mohamed - Fusion Science and Technology Center, University of California at Los Angeles


Collections: Plasma Physics and Fusion