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Title: Diagnosing magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments on Z

Abstract

Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion experiments performed at Sandia's Z facility have demonstrated significant thermonuclear fusion neutron yields (∼10{sup 12} DD neutrons) from multi-keV deuterium plasmas inertially confined by slow (∼10 cm/μs), stable, cylindrical implosions. Effective magnetic confinement of charged fusion reactants and products is signaled by high secondary DT neutron yields above 10{sup 10}. Analysis of extensive power, imaging, and spectroscopic x-ray measurements provides a detailed picture of ∼3 keV temperatures, 0.3 g/cm{sup 3} densities, gradients, and mix in the fuel and liner over the 1–2 ns stagnation duration.

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  1. Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22410409
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; DEUTERIUM; ICF DEVICES; IMPLOSIONS; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; KEV RANGE; MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT; MAGNETIZATION; NEUTRONS; PLASMA; STAGNATION; THERMONUCLEAR FUELS; X RADIATION

Citation Formats

Hansen, S. B., E-mail: sbhanse@sandia.gov, Gomez, M. R., Sefkow, A. B., Slutz, S. A., Sinars, D. B., Hahn, K. D., Harding, E. C., Knapp, P. F., Schmit, P. F., Awe, T. J., McBride, R. D., Jennings, C. A., Geissel, M., Harvey-Thompson, A. J., Peterson, K. J., Rovang, D. C., Chandler, G. A., Cooper, G. W., Cuneo, M. E., Hess, M. H., and and others. Diagnosing magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments on Z. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4921217.
Hansen, S. B., E-mail: sbhanse@sandia.gov, Gomez, M. R., Sefkow, A. B., Slutz, S. A., Sinars, D. B., Hahn, K. D., Harding, E. C., Knapp, P. F., Schmit, P. F., Awe, T. J., McBride, R. D., Jennings, C. A., Geissel, M., Harvey-Thompson, A. J., Peterson, K. J., Rovang, D. C., Chandler, G. A., Cooper, G. W., Cuneo, M. E., Hess, M. H., & and others. Diagnosing magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments on Z. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4921217.
Hansen, S. B., E-mail: sbhanse@sandia.gov, Gomez, M. R., Sefkow, A. B., Slutz, S. A., Sinars, D. B., Hahn, K. D., Harding, E. C., Knapp, P. F., Schmit, P. F., Awe, T. J., McBride, R. D., Jennings, C. A., Geissel, M., Harvey-Thompson, A. J., Peterson, K. J., Rovang, D. C., Chandler, G. A., Cooper, G. W., Cuneo, M. E., Hess, M. H., and and others. Fri . "Diagnosing magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments on Z". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4921217.
@article{osti_22410409,
title = {Diagnosing magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments on Z},
author = {Hansen, S. B., E-mail: sbhanse@sandia.gov and Gomez, M. R. and Sefkow, A. B. and Slutz, S. A. and Sinars, D. B. and Hahn, K. D. and Harding, E. C. and Knapp, P. F. and Schmit, P. F. and Awe, T. J. and McBride, R. D. and Jennings, C. A. and Geissel, M. and Harvey-Thompson, A. J. and Peterson, K. J. and Rovang, D. C. and Chandler, G. A. and Cooper, G. W. and Cuneo, M. E. and Hess, M. H. and and others},
abstractNote = {Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion experiments performed at Sandia's Z facility have demonstrated significant thermonuclear fusion neutron yields (∼10{sup 12} DD neutrons) from multi-keV deuterium plasmas inertially confined by slow (∼10 cm/μs), stable, cylindrical implosions. Effective magnetic confinement of charged fusion reactants and products is signaled by high secondary DT neutron yields above 10{sup 10}. Analysis of extensive power, imaging, and spectroscopic x-ray measurements provides a detailed picture of ∼3 keV temperatures, 0.3 g/cm{sup 3} densities, gradients, and mix in the fuel and liner over the 1–2 ns stagnation duration.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4921217},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 5,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}