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Title: Possible energy gain for a plasma-liner-driven magneto-inertial fusion concept

Abstract

A one-dimensional parameter study of a Magneto-Inertial Fusion (MIF) concept indicates that significant gain may be achievable. This concept uses a dynamically formed plasma shell with inwardly directed momentum to drive a magnetized fuel to ignition, which in turn partially burns an intermediate layer of unmagnetized fuel. The concept is referred to as Plasma Jet MIF or PJMIF. The results of an adaptive mesh refinement Eulerian code (Crestone) are compared to those of a Lagrangian code (LASNEX). These are the first published results using the Crestone and LASNEX codes on the PJMIF concept.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22304068
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; GAIN; ICF DEVICES; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; INERTIAL FUSION DRIVERS; LAGRANGIAN FUNCTION; LINERS; PLASMA JETS; THERMONUCLEAR IGNITION

Citation Formats

Knapp, C. E., and Kirkpatrick, R. C. Possible energy gain for a plasma-liner-driven magneto-inertial fusion concept. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4885075.
Knapp, C. E., & Kirkpatrick, R. C. Possible energy gain for a plasma-liner-driven magneto-inertial fusion concept. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4885075.
Knapp, C. E., and Kirkpatrick, R. C. Tue . "Possible energy gain for a plasma-liner-driven magneto-inertial fusion concept". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4885075.
@article{osti_22304068,
title = {Possible energy gain for a plasma-liner-driven magneto-inertial fusion concept},
author = {Knapp, C. E. and Kirkpatrick, R. C.},
abstractNote = {A one-dimensional parameter study of a Magneto-Inertial Fusion (MIF) concept indicates that significant gain may be achievable. This concept uses a dynamically formed plasma shell with inwardly directed momentum to drive a magnetized fuel to ignition, which in turn partially burns an intermediate layer of unmagnetized fuel. The concept is referred to as Plasma Jet MIF or PJMIF. The results of an adaptive mesh refinement Eulerian code (Crestone) are compared to those of a Lagrangian code (LASNEX). These are the first published results using the Crestone and LASNEX codes on the PJMIF concept.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4885075},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 7,
volume = 21,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Tue Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
}