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Title: Overview of Heavy Ion Fusion Accelerator Research in the U.S.

Abstract

This article provides an overview of current U.S. research on accelerators for Heavy Ion Fusion, that is, inertial fusion driven by intense beams of heavy ions with the goal of energy production. The concept, beam requirements, approach, and major issues are introduced. An overview of a number of new experiments is presented. These include: the High Current Experiment now underway at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; studies of advanced injectors (and in particular an approach based on the merging of multiple beamlets), being investigated experimentally at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; the Neutralized (chamber) Transport Experiment being assembled at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and smaller experiments at the University of Maryland and at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The comprehensive program of beam simulations and theory is outlined. Finally, prospects and plans for further development of this promising approach to fusion energy are discussed.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
15013431
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-149719
TRN: US0600150
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, Oxnard, CA, Jun 23 - Jun 28, 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ACCELERATORS; HEAVY IONS; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; MARYLAND; PHYSICS; PLASMA; PRODUCTION; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Friedman, A. Overview of Heavy Ion Fusion Accelerator Research in the U.S.. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Friedman, A. Overview of Heavy Ion Fusion Accelerator Research in the U.S.. United States.
Friedman, A. Sun . "Overview of Heavy Ion Fusion Accelerator Research in the U.S.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15013431.
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