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Title: Two-dimensional relativistic Fokker-Planck model for core plasma heating in fast ignition targets

Abstract

One of the key issues in the fast ignition scheme is a clarification of the imploded dense core heating by laser-produced fast electrons. To investigate the core heating process, a two-dimensional relativistic Fokker-Planck code 'RFP-2D' for fast electron behavior in dense core plasmas has been developed. Energy loss of fast electrons due to Coulomb interactions is treated through not only usual short-range binary collisions but also long-range binary collisions, including a collective shielding effect. After describing the physics model, an examination is made of the energy deposition of fast electrons injected into a highly compressed D-T cylindrical plasma. The relative importance of the long-range Coulomb interaction and the influence of a self-generated electromagnetic field on the energy deposition profile are demonstrated.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20782511
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2168147; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CHARGED-PARTICLE TRANSPORT; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; D-T OPERATION; DEUTERIUM; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; ELECTRON COLLISIONS; ELECTRONS; FOKKER-PLANCK EQUATION; ION COLLISIONS; PLASMA HEATING; PLASMA SIMULATION; R CODES; RELATIVISTIC PLASMA; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; THERMONUCLEAR IGNITION; TRITIUM; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS

Citation Formats

Yokota, T., Nakao, Y., Johzaki, T., Mima, K., Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Fukuoka 812-8581, Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, and Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka. Two-dimensional relativistic Fokker-Planck model for core plasma heating in fast ignition targets. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2168147.
Yokota, T., Nakao, Y., Johzaki, T., Mima, K., Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Fukuoka 812-8581, Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, & Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka. Two-dimensional relativistic Fokker-Planck model for core plasma heating in fast ignition targets. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2168147.
Yokota, T., Nakao, Y., Johzaki, T., Mima, K., Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Fukuoka 812-8581, Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, and Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka. Wed . "Two-dimensional relativistic Fokker-Planck model for core plasma heating in fast ignition targets". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2168147.
@article{osti_20782511,
title = {Two-dimensional relativistic Fokker-Planck model for core plasma heating in fast ignition targets},
author = {Yokota, T. and Nakao, Y. and Johzaki, T. and Mima, K. and Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Fukuoka 812-8581 and Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka and Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka},
abstractNote = {One of the key issues in the fast ignition scheme is a clarification of the imploded dense core heating by laser-produced fast electrons. To investigate the core heating process, a two-dimensional relativistic Fokker-Planck code 'RFP-2D' for fast electron behavior in dense core plasmas has been developed. Energy loss of fast electrons due to Coulomb interactions is treated through not only usual short-range binary collisions but also long-range binary collisions, including a collective shielding effect. After describing the physics model, an examination is made of the energy deposition of fast electrons injected into a highly compressed D-T cylindrical plasma. The relative importance of the long-range Coulomb interaction and the influence of a self-generated electromagnetic field on the energy deposition profile are demonstrated.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2168147},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 2,
volume = 13,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}
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