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Title: Time-Dependent Nuclear Measurements of Mix in Inertial Confinement Fusion

Abstract

The first time-dependent nuclear measurements of turbulent mix in inertial confinement fusion have been obtained. Implosions of spherical deuterated-plastic shells filled with pure {sup 3}He gas require atomic-scale mixing of the shell and gas for the D-{sup 3}He nuclear reaction to proceed. The time necessary for Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) growth to induce mix delays peak nuclear production time, compared to equivalent capsules filled with a D{sub 2}-{sup 3}He mixture, by 75{+-}30 ps, equal to half the nuclear burn duration. These observations indicate the likelihood of atomic mix at the tips of core-penetrating RT spikes.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20951398
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 21; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.215002; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CAPSULES; HELIUM 3; HELIUM 3 REACTIONS; IMPLOSIONS; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; PLASTICS; SPHERICAL CONFIGURATION; TIME DEPENDENCE

Citation Formats

Rygg, J. R., Frenje, J. A., Li, C. K., Seguin, F. H., Petrasso, R. D., Glebov, V. Yu., Meyerhofer, D. D., Sangster, T. C., Stoeckl, C., and Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623. Time-Dependent Nuclear Measurements of Mix in Inertial Confinement Fusion. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.215002.
Rygg, J. R., Frenje, J. A., Li, C. K., Seguin, F. H., Petrasso, R. D., Glebov, V. Yu., Meyerhofer, D. D., Sangster, T. C., Stoeckl, C., & Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623. Time-Dependent Nuclear Measurements of Mix in Inertial Confinement Fusion. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.215002.
Rygg, J. R., Frenje, J. A., Li, C. K., Seguin, F. H., Petrasso, R. D., Glebov, V. Yu., Meyerhofer, D. D., Sangster, T. C., Stoeckl, C., and Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623. Fri . "Time-Dependent Nuclear Measurements of Mix in Inertial Confinement Fusion". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.215002.
@article{osti_20951398,
title = {Time-Dependent Nuclear Measurements of Mix in Inertial Confinement Fusion},
author = {Rygg, J. R. and Frenje, J. A. and Li, C. K. and Seguin, F. H. and Petrasso, R. D. and Glebov, V. Yu. and Meyerhofer, D. D. and Sangster, T. C. and Stoeckl, C. and Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623},
abstractNote = {The first time-dependent nuclear measurements of turbulent mix in inertial confinement fusion have been obtained. Implosions of spherical deuterated-plastic shells filled with pure {sup 3}He gas require atomic-scale mixing of the shell and gas for the D-{sup 3}He nuclear reaction to proceed. The time necessary for Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) growth to induce mix delays peak nuclear production time, compared to equivalent capsules filled with a D{sub 2}-{sup 3}He mixture, by 75{+-}30 ps, equal to half the nuclear burn duration. These observations indicate the likelihood of atomic mix at the tips of core-penetrating RT spikes.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.215002},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 21,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 25 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri May 25 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}