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Title: The plasma formation stage in magnetic compression/magnetized target fusion (MAGO/MTF)

Abstract

In early 1992, emerging governmental policy in the US and Russia began to encourage ``lab-to-lab`` interactions between the All- Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF) and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). As nuclear weapons stockpiles and design activities were being reduced, highly qualified scientists become for fundamental scientific research of interest to both nations. VNIIEF and LANL found a common interest in the technology and applications of magnetic flux compression, the technique for converting the chemical energy released by high-explosives into intense electrical pulses and intensely concentrated magnetic energy. Motivated originally to evaluate any possible defense applications of flux compression technology, the two teams worked independently for many years, essentially unaware of the others` accomplishments. But, an early US publication stimulated Soviet work, and the Soviets followed with a report of the achievement of 25 MG. During the cold war, a series of conferences on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics became a forum for scientific exchange of ideas and accomplishments. Because of relationships established at the Megagauss conferences, VNIIEF and LANL were able to respond quickly to the initiatives of their respective governments. In late 1992, following the Megagauss VI conference, the two institutions agreedmore » to combine resources to perform a series of experiments that essentially could not be performed by each institution independently. Beginning in September, 1993, the two institutions have performed eleven joint experimental campaigns, either at VNIIEF or at LANL. Megagauss- VII has become the first of the series to include papers with joint US and Russian authorship. In this paper, we review the joint LANL/VNIIEF experimental work that has relevance to a relatively unexplored approach to controlled thermonuclear fusion.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
460766
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-96-3715; CONF-9608132-16
ON: DE97002337; TRN: 97:007233
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Megagauss magnetic field generation and related topics, Sarov (Russian Federation), 5-10 Aug 1996; Other Information: PBD: [1996]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; MAGNETIC COMPRESSION; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS; LASER TARGETS; MAGNETIZATION; EXPLOSIVES; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; USA; USSR; LANL; LASER IMPLOSIONS

Citation Formats

Lindemuth, I R, Reinovsky, R E, and Chrien, R E. The plasma formation stage in magnetic compression/magnetized target fusion (MAGO/MTF). United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Lindemuth, I R, Reinovsky, R E, & Chrien, R E. The plasma formation stage in magnetic compression/magnetized target fusion (MAGO/MTF). United States.
Lindemuth, I R, Reinovsky, R E, and Chrien, R E. Tue . "The plasma formation stage in magnetic compression/magnetized target fusion (MAGO/MTF)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/460766.
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abstractNote = {In early 1992, emerging governmental policy in the US and Russia began to encourage ``lab-to-lab`` interactions between the All- Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF) and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). As nuclear weapons stockpiles and design activities were being reduced, highly qualified scientists become for fundamental scientific research of interest to both nations. VNIIEF and LANL found a common interest in the technology and applications of magnetic flux compression, the technique for converting the chemical energy released by high-explosives into intense electrical pulses and intensely concentrated magnetic energy. Motivated originally to evaluate any possible defense applications of flux compression technology, the two teams worked independently for many years, essentially unaware of the others` accomplishments. But, an early US publication stimulated Soviet work, and the Soviets followed with a report of the achievement of 25 MG. During the cold war, a series of conferences on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics became a forum for scientific exchange of ideas and accomplishments. Because of relationships established at the Megagauss conferences, VNIIEF and LANL were able to respond quickly to the initiatives of their respective governments. In late 1992, following the Megagauss VI conference, the two institutions agreed to combine resources to perform a series of experiments that essentially could not be performed by each institution independently. Beginning in September, 1993, the two institutions have performed eleven joint experimental campaigns, either at VNIIEF or at LANL. Megagauss- VII has become the first of the series to include papers with joint US and Russian authorship. In this paper, we review the joint LANL/VNIIEF experimental work that has relevance to a relatively unexplored approach to controlled thermonuclear fusion.},
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