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Title: INERTIAL FUSION DRIVEN BY INTENSE HEAVY-ION BEAMS

Abstract

Intense heavy-ion beams have long been considered a promising driver option for inertial-fusion energy production. This paper briefly compares inertial confinement fusion (ICF) to the more-familiar magnetic-confinement approach and presents some advantages of using beams of heavy ions to drive ICF instead of lasers. Key design choices in heavy-ion fusion (HIF) facilities are discussed, particularly the type of accelerator. We then review experiments carried out at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) over the past thirty years to understand various aspects of HIF driver physics. A brief review follows of present HIF research in the US and abroad, focusing on a new facility, NDCX-II, being built at LBNL to study the physics of warm dense matter heated by ions, as well as aspects of HIF target physics. Future research directions are briefly summarized.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Accelerator& Fusion Research Division
OSTI Identifier:
1023407
Report Number(s):
LBNL-4660E
TRN: US1104530
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: PAC 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70; ACCELERATORS; DESIGN; FOCUSING; HEAVY IONS; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; LASERS; MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT; PHYSICS; PRODUCTION; TARGETS

Citation Formats

Sharp, W. M., Friedman, A., Grote, D. P., Barnard, J. J., Cohen, R. H., Dorf, M. A., Lund, S. M., Perkins, L. J., Terry, M. R., Logan, B. G., Bieniosek, F. M., Faltens, A., Henestroza, E., Jung, J. Y., Kwan, J. W., Lee, E. P., Lidia, S. M., Ni, P. A., Reginato, L. L., Roy, P. K., Seidl, P. A., Takakuwa, J. H., Vay, J.-L., Waldron, W. L., Davidson, R. C., Gilson, E. P., Kaganovich, I. D., Qin, H., Startsev, E., Haber, I., Kishek, R. A., and Koniges, A. E. INERTIAL FUSION DRIVEN BY INTENSE HEAVY-ION BEAMS. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Sharp, W. M., Friedman, A., Grote, D. P., Barnard, J. J., Cohen, R. H., Dorf, M. A., Lund, S. M., Perkins, L. J., Terry, M. R., Logan, B. G., Bieniosek, F. M., Faltens, A., Henestroza, E., Jung, J. Y., Kwan, J. W., Lee, E. P., Lidia, S. M., Ni, P. A., Reginato, L. L., Roy, P. K., Seidl, P. A., Takakuwa, J. H., Vay, J.-L., Waldron, W. L., Davidson, R. C., Gilson, E. P., Kaganovich, I. D., Qin, H., Startsev, E., Haber, I., Kishek, R. A., & Koniges, A. E. INERTIAL FUSION DRIVEN BY INTENSE HEAVY-ION BEAMS. United States.
Sharp, W. M., Friedman, A., Grote, D. P., Barnard, J. J., Cohen, R. H., Dorf, M. A., Lund, S. M., Perkins, L. J., Terry, M. R., Logan, B. G., Bieniosek, F. M., Faltens, A., Henestroza, E., Jung, J. Y., Kwan, J. W., Lee, E. P., Lidia, S. M., Ni, P. A., Reginato, L. L., Roy, P. K., Seidl, P. A., Takakuwa, J. H., Vay, J.-L., Waldron, W. L., Davidson, R. C., Gilson, E. P., Kaganovich, I. D., Qin, H., Startsev, E., Haber, I., Kishek, R. A., and Koniges, A. E. Thu . "INERTIAL FUSION DRIVEN BY INTENSE HEAVY-ION BEAMS". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1023407.
@article{osti_1023407,
title = {INERTIAL FUSION DRIVEN BY INTENSE HEAVY-ION BEAMS},
author = {Sharp, W. M. and Friedman, A. and Grote, D. P. and Barnard, J. J. and Cohen, R. H. and Dorf, M. A. and Lund, S. M. and Perkins, L. J. and Terry, M. R. and Logan, B. G. and Bieniosek, F. M. and Faltens, A. and Henestroza, E. and Jung, J. Y. and Kwan, J. W. and Lee, E. P. and Lidia, S. M. and Ni, P. A. and Reginato, L. L. and Roy, P. K. and Seidl, P. A. and Takakuwa, J. H. and Vay, J.-L. and Waldron, W. L. and Davidson, R. C. and Gilson, E. P. and Kaganovich, I. D. and Qin, H. and Startsev, E. and Haber, I. and Kishek, R. A. and Koniges, A. E.},
abstractNote = {Intense heavy-ion beams have long been considered a promising driver option for inertial-fusion energy production. This paper briefly compares inertial confinement fusion (ICF) to the more-familiar magnetic-confinement approach and presents some advantages of using beams of heavy ions to drive ICF instead of lasers. Key design choices in heavy-ion fusion (HIF) facilities are discussed, particularly the type of accelerator. We then review experiments carried out at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) over the past thirty years to understand various aspects of HIF driver physics. A brief review follows of present HIF research in the US and abroad, focusing on a new facility, NDCX-II, being built at LBNL to study the physics of warm dense matter heated by ions, as well as aspects of HIF target physics. Future research directions are briefly summarized.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011},
month = {Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011}
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