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Title: MagLIFEP and MagLIFSNL

Abstract

The MagLIF campaign operated by Sandia conducted a total of four shot days in FY17 (one on OMEGA and three on OMEGA-EP) aimed at characterizing the laser heating of underdense plasmas (D2, Ar) at parameters that are relevant to the Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF) ICF scheme being pursued at Sandia National Laboratories [1] [2]. MagLIF combines fuel preheat, magnetization and pulsed power implosion to significantly relax the implosion velocity and pR required for self-heating. Effective fuel preheat requires coupling several kJ of laser energy into the 10 mm long, underdense (typically ne/nc<0.1) fusion fuel without introducing significant mix. Barriers to achieving this include the presence laser plasma instabilities (LPI) as laser energy is coupled to the initially cold fuel, and the presence of a thin, polyimide laser entrance hole (LEH) foil that the laser must pass through and that can be a significant perturbation.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [4]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
  4. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1435691
Report Number(s):
SAND2018-4469R
662569
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000; NA0003525
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Harvey-Thompson, Adam James, Wei, Mingsheng, Glinsky, Michael Edwin, Weis, Matthew Robert, Nagayama, Taisuke, Peterson, Kyle, Fooks, J., Giraldez, E., Krauland, C., Campbell, M., Davies, J., Peebles, J., Bahr, R., Edgell, D., Stoeckl, C., Turnbull, D., Glebov, V., Emig, J., Heeter, R., and Strozzi, D. MagLIFEP and MagLIFSNL. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1435691.
Harvey-Thompson, Adam James, Wei, Mingsheng, Glinsky, Michael Edwin, Weis, Matthew Robert, Nagayama, Taisuke, Peterson, Kyle, Fooks, J., Giraldez, E., Krauland, C., Campbell, M., Davies, J., Peebles, J., Bahr, R., Edgell, D., Stoeckl, C., Turnbull, D., Glebov, V., Emig, J., Heeter, R., & Strozzi, D. MagLIFEP and MagLIFSNL. United States. doi:10.2172/1435691.
Harvey-Thompson, Adam James, Wei, Mingsheng, Glinsky, Michael Edwin, Weis, Matthew Robert, Nagayama, Taisuke, Peterson, Kyle, Fooks, J., Giraldez, E., Krauland, C., Campbell, M., Davies, J., Peebles, J., Bahr, R., Edgell, D., Stoeckl, C., Turnbull, D., Glebov, V., Emig, J., Heeter, R., and Strozzi, D. Sun . "MagLIFEP and MagLIFSNL". United States. doi:10.2172/1435691. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1435691.
@article{osti_1435691,
title = {MagLIFEP and MagLIFSNL},
author = {Harvey-Thompson, Adam James and Wei, Mingsheng and Glinsky, Michael Edwin and Weis, Matthew Robert and Nagayama, Taisuke and Peterson, Kyle and Fooks, J. and Giraldez, E. and Krauland, C. and Campbell, M. and Davies, J. and Peebles, J. and Bahr, R. and Edgell, D. and Stoeckl, C. and Turnbull, D. and Glebov, V. and Emig, J. and Heeter, R. and Strozzi, D.},
abstractNote = {The MagLIF campaign operated by Sandia conducted a total of four shot days in FY17 (one on OMEGA and three on OMEGA-EP) aimed at characterizing the laser heating of underdense plasmas (D2, Ar) at parameters that are relevant to the Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF) ICF scheme being pursued at Sandia National Laboratories [1] [2]. MagLIF combines fuel preheat, magnetization and pulsed power implosion to significantly relax the implosion velocity and pR required for self-heating. Effective fuel preheat requires coupling several kJ of laser energy into the 10 mm long, underdense (typically ne/nc<0.1) fusion fuel without introducing significant mix. Barriers to achieving this include the presence laser plasma instabilities (LPI) as laser energy is coupled to the initially cold fuel, and the presence of a thin, polyimide laser entrance hole (LEH) foil that the laser must pass through and that can be a significant perturbation.},
doi = {10.2172/1435691},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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