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Title: Preparation and properties of hollow glass microspheres for use in laser fusion experiments

Preparation and properties of hollow glass microspheres for use in laser fusion experiments We review the preparation of high quality, hollow-glass microspheres for use in laser driven fusion experiments at LLNL. The primary focus of this paper is on the liquid-droplet method for making glass spheres, which has been in use at LLNL for over six years. We have combined the results from previous studies with our current results to present a detailed description of the preparation and the composition and physical properties of the glass microspheres. We also present a mathematical model that simulates the microsphere formation process. Examples are given of the application of the model to study the effects of various process parameters.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 6185129
Report Number(s):UCRL-53516
ON: DE85003485
DOE Contract Number:W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Research Org:Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LASER TARGETS; FABRICATION; MICROSPHERES; DROPLETS; GLASS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; REVIEWS; DOCUMENT TYPES; PARTICLES; TARGETS 700205* -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Fuel, Heating, & Injection Systems