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Title: Computational modeling of joint U.S.-Russian experiments relevant to magnetic compression/magnetized target fusion (MAGO/MTF)

Abstract

Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) experiments, in which a preheated and magnetized target plasma is hydrodynamically compressed to fusion conditions, present some challenging computational modeling problems. Recently, joint experiments relevant to MTF (Russian acronym MAGO, for Magnitnoye Obzhatiye, or magnetic compression) have been performed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF). Modeling of target plasmas must accurately predict plasma densities, temperatures, fields, and lifetime; dense plasma interactions with wall materials must be characterized. Modeling of magnetically driven imploding solid liners, for compression of target plasmas, must address issues such as Rayleigh-Taylor instability growth in the presence of material strength, and glide plane-liner interactions. Proposed experiments involving liner-on-plasma compressions to fusion conditions will require integrated target plasma and liner calculations. Detailed comparison of the modeling results with experiment will be presented.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
332748
Report Number(s):
SAND-98-1591; CONF-9709141-PROC.
ON: DE99000778; TRN: 99:005142
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5. joint Russian-American computational mathematics conference, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 2-5 Sep 1997; Other Information: PBD: [1997]; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 5. joint Russian-American computational mathematics conference; PB: 312 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; USA; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; COMPRESSION; PLASMA SIMULATION; IMPLOSIONS; RAYLEIGH-TAYLOR INSTABILITY; LINERS

Citation Formats

Sheehey, P T, Faehl, R J, Kirkpatrick, R C, and Lindemuth, I R. Computational modeling of joint U.S.-Russian experiments relevant to magnetic compression/magnetized target fusion (MAGO/MTF). United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Sheehey, P T, Faehl, R J, Kirkpatrick, R C, & Lindemuth, I R. Computational modeling of joint U.S.-Russian experiments relevant to magnetic compression/magnetized target fusion (MAGO/MTF). United States.
Sheehey, P T, Faehl, R J, Kirkpatrick, R C, and Lindemuth, I R. Wed . "Computational modeling of joint U.S.-Russian experiments relevant to magnetic compression/magnetized target fusion (MAGO/MTF)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/332748.
@article{osti_332748,
title = {Computational modeling of joint U.S.-Russian experiments relevant to magnetic compression/magnetized target fusion (MAGO/MTF)},
author = {Sheehey, P T and Faehl, R J and Kirkpatrick, R C and Lindemuth, I R},
abstractNote = {Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) experiments, in which a preheated and magnetized target plasma is hydrodynamically compressed to fusion conditions, present some challenging computational modeling problems. Recently, joint experiments relevant to MTF (Russian acronym MAGO, for Magnitnoye Obzhatiye, or magnetic compression) have been performed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF). Modeling of target plasmas must accurately predict plasma densities, temperatures, fields, and lifetime; dense plasma interactions with wall materials must be characterized. Modeling of magnetically driven imploding solid liners, for compression of target plasmas, must address issues such as Rayleigh-Taylor instability growth in the presence of material strength, and glide plane-liner interactions. Proposed experiments involving liner-on-plasma compressions to fusion conditions will require integrated target plasma and liner calculations. Detailed comparison of the modeling results with experiment will be presented.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {12}
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