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Title: High-gain direct-drive target design for laser fusion

Abstract

A new laser fusion target concept is presented with a predicted energy gain of 127 using a 1.3 MJ KrF laser. This energy gain is sufficiently high for an economically attractive fusion reactor. X rays from high- and low-Z materials are used in combination with a low-opacity ablator to spatially tune the isentrope, thereby providing both high fuel compression and a reduction of the ablative Rayleigh-Taylor instability. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 20375 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216538
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: PBD: Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LASER TARGETS; LASER FUSION REACTORS; DIRECT DRIVE LASER IMPLOSION; GAIN; ABLATION; COMPRESSION; RAYLEIGH-TAYLOR INSTABILITY; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Bodner, S. E., Colombant, D. G., Schmitt, A. J., and Klapisch, M. High-gain direct-drive target design for laser fusion. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1063/1.874063.
Bodner, S. E., Colombant, D. G., Schmitt, A. J., & Klapisch, M. High-gain direct-drive target design for laser fusion. United States. doi:10.1063/1.874063.
Bodner, S. E., Colombant, D. G., Schmitt, A. J., and Klapisch, M. Thu . "High-gain direct-drive target design for laser fusion". United States. doi:10.1063/1.874063.
@article{osti_20216538,
title = {High-gain direct-drive target design for laser fusion},
author = {Bodner, S. E. and Colombant, D. G. and Schmitt, A. J. and Klapisch, M.},
abstractNote = {A new laser fusion target concept is presented with a predicted energy gain of 127 using a 1.3 MJ KrF laser. This energy gain is sufficiently high for an economically attractive fusion reactor. X rays from high- and low-Z materials are used in combination with a low-opacity ablator to spatially tune the isentrope, thereby providing both high fuel compression and a reduction of the ablative Rayleigh-Taylor instability. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.},
doi = {10.1063/1.874063},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 6,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}