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Title: Progress Toward Heavy Ion IFE

Abstract

Successful development of Heavy Ion Fusion (HIF) will require scientific and technology advances in areas of targets, drivers and chambers. Design work on heavy ion targets indicates that high gain (60-130) may be possible with a -3-6 MJ driver depending on the ability to focus the beams to small spot sizes. Significant improvements have been made on key components of heavy ion drivers, including sources, injectors, insulators and ferromagnetic materials for long-pulse induction accelerator cells, solid-state pulsers, and superconducting quadrupole magnets. The leading chamber concept for HIF is the thick-liquid-wall HYLEE-II design, which uses an array of flibe jets to protect chamber structures from x-ray, debris, and neutron damage. Significant progress has been made in demonstrating the ability to create and control the types of flow needed to form the protective liquid blanket. Progress has also been made on neutron shielding for the final focus magnet arrays with predicted lifetimes now exceeding the life of the power plant. Safety analyses have been completed for the HYLEE-II design using state-of-the-art codes. Work also continues on target fabrication and injection for HE. A target injector experiment capable of > 5 Hz operation has been designed and construction will start in 2002. Methodsmore » for mass production of hohlraum targets are being evaluated with small-scale experiments and analyses. Progress in these areas will be reviewed.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
15002751
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-145198
Journal ID: ISSN 0920-3796; TRN: US0402063
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 63-64; Conference: 6th International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology, San Diego, CA (US), 04/07/2002--04/12/2002; Other Information: PBD: 17 Jan 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ACCELERATORS; FABRICATION; FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS; FLIBE; HEAVY IONS; INDUCTION; MAGNETS; NEUTRONS; POWER PLANTS; PRODUCTION; QUADRUPOLES; SAFETY; SHIELDING; TARGETS

Citation Formats

Meier, W R, Logan, B G, Waldron, W L, Sabbi, G L, Callahan-Miller, D A, Peterson, P F, and Goodin, D T. Progress Toward Heavy Ion IFE. United States: N. p., 2002. Web. doi:10.1016/S0920-3796(02)00273-9.
Meier, W R, Logan, B G, Waldron, W L, Sabbi, G L, Callahan-Miller, D A, Peterson, P F, & Goodin, D T. Progress Toward Heavy Ion IFE. United States. doi:10.1016/S0920-3796(02)00273-9.
Meier, W R, Logan, B G, Waldron, W L, Sabbi, G L, Callahan-Miller, D A, Peterson, P F, and Goodin, D T. Thu . "Progress Toward Heavy Ion IFE". United States. doi:10.1016/S0920-3796(02)00273-9. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15002751.
@article{osti_15002751,
title = {Progress Toward Heavy Ion IFE},
author = {Meier, W R and Logan, B G and Waldron, W L and Sabbi, G L and Callahan-Miller, D A and Peterson, P F and Goodin, D T},
abstractNote = {Successful development of Heavy Ion Fusion (HIF) will require scientific and technology advances in areas of targets, drivers and chambers. Design work on heavy ion targets indicates that high gain (60-130) may be possible with a -3-6 MJ driver depending on the ability to focus the beams to small spot sizes. Significant improvements have been made on key components of heavy ion drivers, including sources, injectors, insulators and ferromagnetic materials for long-pulse induction accelerator cells, solid-state pulsers, and superconducting quadrupole magnets. The leading chamber concept for HIF is the thick-liquid-wall HYLEE-II design, which uses an array of flibe jets to protect chamber structures from x-ray, debris, and neutron damage. Significant progress has been made in demonstrating the ability to create and control the types of flow needed to form the protective liquid blanket. Progress has also been made on neutron shielding for the final focus magnet arrays with predicted lifetimes now exceeding the life of the power plant. Safety analyses have been completed for the HYLEE-II design using state-of-the-art codes. Work also continues on target fabrication and injection for HE. A target injector experiment capable of > 5 Hz operation has been designed and construction will start in 2002. Methods for mass production of hohlraum targets are being evaluated with small-scale experiments and analyses. Progress in these areas will be reviewed.},
doi = {10.1016/S0920-3796(02)00273-9},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = 63-64,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 17 00:00:00 EST 2002},
month = {Thu Jan 17 00:00:00 EST 2002}
}

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