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Title: The Prospects for High-Yield ICF with a Z-Pinch Driven Dynamic Hohlraum

Abstract

Recent success with the Sandia Z machine has renewed interest in utilizing fast z-pinenes for ICF. One promising concept places the ICF capsule internal to the imploding z-pinch. At machine parameters relevant to achieving high yield, the imploding z-pinch mass has sufficient opacity to trap radiation giving rise to a dynamic hohlraum. The concept utilizes a 12 MJ, 54 MA z-pinch driver producing a capsule drive temperature exceeding 300 eV to realize a 550 MJ thermonuclear yield. They present the current high-yield design and its development that supports high-yield ICF with a z-pinch driven dynamic hohlraum.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
12721
Report Number(s):
SAND99-0832C
TRN: US0102579
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: First International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, Bordeaux (FR), 09/12/1999--09/17/1999; Other Information: PBD: 7 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ICF DEVICES; LINEAR Z PINCH DEVICES; IMPLOSIONS; DESIGN; FUSION YIELD

Citation Formats

CHANDLER, GORDON A., CHRIEN, R., COOPER, GARY WAYNE, DERZON, MARK S., DOUGLAS, MELISSA R., HEBRON, DAVID E., LASH, JOEL S., LEEPER, RAMON J., MATZEN, M. KEITH, MEHLHORN, THOMAS A., NASH, THOMAS J., OLSON, RICHARD E., PETERSON, D.L., RUIZ, CARLOS L., SANFORD, THOMAS W. L., and SLUTZ, STEPHEN A. The Prospects for High-Yield ICF with a Z-Pinch Driven Dynamic Hohlraum. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
CHANDLER, GORDON A., CHRIEN, R., COOPER, GARY WAYNE, DERZON, MARK S., DOUGLAS, MELISSA R., HEBRON, DAVID E., LASH, JOEL S., LEEPER, RAMON J., MATZEN, M. KEITH, MEHLHORN, THOMAS A., NASH, THOMAS J., OLSON, RICHARD E., PETERSON, D.L., RUIZ, CARLOS L., SANFORD, THOMAS W. L., & SLUTZ, STEPHEN A. The Prospects for High-Yield ICF with a Z-Pinch Driven Dynamic Hohlraum. United States.
CHANDLER, GORDON A., CHRIEN, R., COOPER, GARY WAYNE, DERZON, MARK S., DOUGLAS, MELISSA R., HEBRON, DAVID E., LASH, JOEL S., LEEPER, RAMON J., MATZEN, M. KEITH, MEHLHORN, THOMAS A., NASH, THOMAS J., OLSON, RICHARD E., PETERSON, D.L., RUIZ, CARLOS L., SANFORD, THOMAS W. L., and SLUTZ, STEPHEN A. Tue . "The Prospects for High-Yield ICF with a Z-Pinch Driven Dynamic Hohlraum". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/12721.
@article{osti_12721,
title = {The Prospects for High-Yield ICF with a Z-Pinch Driven Dynamic Hohlraum},
author = {CHANDLER, GORDON A. and CHRIEN, R. and COOPER, GARY WAYNE and DERZON, MARK S. and DOUGLAS, MELISSA R. and HEBRON, DAVID E. and LASH, JOEL S. and LEEPER, RAMON J. and MATZEN, M. KEITH and MEHLHORN, THOMAS A. and NASH, THOMAS J. and OLSON, RICHARD E. and PETERSON, D.L. and RUIZ, CARLOS L. and SANFORD, THOMAS W. L. and SLUTZ, STEPHEN A.},
abstractNote = {Recent success with the Sandia Z machine has renewed interest in utilizing fast z-pinenes for ICF. One promising concept places the ICF capsule internal to the imploding z-pinch. At machine parameters relevant to achieving high yield, the imploding z-pinch mass has sufficient opacity to trap radiation giving rise to a dynamic hohlraum. The concept utilizes a 12 MJ, 54 MA z-pinch driver producing a capsule drive temperature exceeding 300 eV to realize a 550 MJ thermonuclear yield. They present the current high-yield design and its development that supports high-yield ICF with a z-pinch driven dynamic hohlraum.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}

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