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Title: Preface: Twenty-First Target Fabrication Specialists Meeting

Abstract

The Twenty First Target Fabrication Meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from June xx-yy 2015, was attended by more than 100 scientists, engineers, and technicians from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Japan, bringing together international experts on the design, development, and fabrication of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and high-energy-density (HED) experimental targets fielded on laser and pulsed-power facilities around the world. We were delighted to have such exceptional international representation. The program included 4 invited papers, 53 contributed papers, and 55 posters. A selection of these is presented in this dedicated issue of Fusion Science and Technology (FST).

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1361608
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-730132
Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1055; TRN: US1702184
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Fusion Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 70; Journal Issue: 2; Related Information: Note: preface not assigned a doi; Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1055
Publisher:
American Nuclear Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

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Nikroo, Abbas, and Czechowicz, Don. Preface: Twenty-First Target Fabrication Specialists Meeting. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Nikroo, Abbas, & Czechowicz, Don. Preface: Twenty-First Target Fabrication Specialists Meeting. United States.
Nikroo, Abbas, and Czechowicz, Don. Fri . "Preface: Twenty-First Target Fabrication Specialists Meeting". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1361608.
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year = {Fri Apr 21 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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  • This tenth meeting of specialists in target fabrication for inertial confinement is unique in that it is the first meeting that was completely unclassified. As a result of the new classification, we were able to invite more foreign participation. In addition to participants from the US, UK, and Canada, representatives from France, Japan, and two Russian laboratories attended, about 115 in all. This booklet presents full papers and poster sessions. Indirect and direct drive laser implosions are considered. Typical topics include: polymer or aluminium or resorcinol/formaldehyde shells, laser technology, photon tunneling microscopy as a characterization tool, foams, coatings, hohlraums, andmore » beryllium capsules. Hydrogen, deuterium, tritium, and beryllium are all considered as fuels.« less
  • Research in fabrication for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) comprises at least three broad categories: targets for high energy density physics on existing drivers, ignition capsule fabrication, and cryogenic fuel layer formation. The latter two are being pursued primarily for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Scientists from over 14 laboratories, universities, and businesses contributed over 100 papers on all aspects of ICF target fabrication. The NIF is well along in construction and photos of poured concrete and exposed steel added to the technical excitement. It was clear from the meeting that there has been significant progress toward the fabrication of anmore » ignition target for NIF and that new techniques are resulting in higher quality targets for high energy density research.« less
  • This report discusses: implosion experiments at LLE; a study of surface characterization using phase interference microscopy; paraxial model of shell interferometry; x-ray fluorescence measurements of NaCl-coated and argon-filled spherical shells; high resolution, low energy x-ray gauging and tomography; comparison of SEM and profilometer measurements of surface finishes on hydrocarbon coatings; high-resolution SEM and TEM analyses of CRF foams; interferometric characterization of macroshell capsules and surface perturbations on microshell targets; computer-assisted microballoon selection for inertial fusion targets; carbonizing studies on resorcinol formaldehyde foams; low-density polymer composite foams for direct-drive ICF targets; tritium handling facility at KMS Fusion Inc.; and the hydrogenmore » permeation properties of plasma polymer coatings.« less
  • The following papers were presented at the meeting: Laser Target Fabrication at the Naval Research Laboratory; High-Sensitivity Radiography Detects Very Small Defects in Laser Fusion Targets; Ablation Layer Coating on Inertial Fusion Targets at Laboratory for Laser Energetics; X-Ray Microscopy of Inertial Fusion Targets Using a Laser Produced Plasma as an X-Ray Source; A Study of Factors Affecting The Deposition of Smooth Plasma Polymers; Composite Foams; Low-Density Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Foams for Direct-Drive Laser ICF Targets; Low-Density Polystyrene Foams For Direct-Drive Laser ICF Targets; Characterization of Low-Density Materials and Their Precursers; and Low-Voltage Scanning Electron Microscopy of Target Materials. (JF)