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Title: Laser fusion neutron source employing compression with short pulse lasers

Abstract

A method and system for achieving fusion is provided. The method includes providing laser source that generates a laser beam and a target that includes a capsule embedded in the target and filled with DT gas. The laser beam is directed at the target. The laser beam helps create an electron beam within the target. The electron beam heats the capsule, the DT gas, and the area surrounding the capsule. At a certain point equilibrium is reached. At the equilibrium point, the capsule implodes and generates enough pressure on the DT gas to ignite the DT gas and fuse the DT gas nuclei.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1107800
Patent Number(s):
8,576,971
Application Number:
12/766,782
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Sefcik, Joseph A, and Wilks, Scott C. Laser fusion neutron source employing compression with short pulse lasers. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Sefcik, Joseph A, & Wilks, Scott C. Laser fusion neutron source employing compression with short pulse lasers. United States.
Sefcik, Joseph A, and Wilks, Scott C. Tue . "Laser fusion neutron source employing compression with short pulse lasers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1107800.
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title = {Laser fusion neutron source employing compression with short pulse lasers},
author = {Sefcik, Joseph A and Wilks, Scott C},
abstractNote = {A method and system for achieving fusion is provided. The method includes providing laser source that generates a laser beam and a target that includes a capsule embedded in the target and filled with DT gas. The laser beam is directed at the target. The laser beam helps create an electron beam within the target. The electron beam heats the capsule, the DT gas, and the area surrounding the capsule. At a certain point equilibrium is reached. At the equilibrium point, the capsule implodes and generates enough pressure on the DT gas to ignite the DT gas and fuse the DT gas nuclei.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {11}
}

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