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Title: Investigation of methods for fabricating, characterizing, and transporting cryogenic inertial-confinement-fusion tartets

Abstract

The objective of this work is to investigate methods for fabricating, characterizing and transporting cryogenic inertial confinement fusion targets on a continuous basis. A microprocessor-based data acquisition system has been built that converts a complete target image to digital data, which are then analyzed by automated software procedures. The low temperatures required to freeze the hydrogen isotopes contained in a target is provided by a cryogenic cold chamber capable of attaining 15 K. A new method for target manipulation and positioning is studied that employs molecular gas beams to levitate a target and an electrostatic quadrupole structure to provide for its lateral containment. Since the electrostatic target-positioning scheme requires that the targets be charged, preliminary investigation has been carried out for a target-charging mechanism based on ion-bombardment.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Berkeley (USA); Illinois Univ., Urbana (USA). Dept. of Electrical Engineering
OSTI Identifier:
6326514
Report Number(s):
UCRL-15360
ON: DE81029737; TRN: 81-015942
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LASER TARGETS; FABRICATION; CRYOGENICS; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; DEUTERIUM; TRANSPORT; TRITIUM; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; RADIOISOTOPES; STABLE ISOTOPES; TARGETS; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 060201* - Fusion Fuels- Fabrication & Testing- (1980-1987)

Citation Formats

Fanning, J.J., and Kim, K. Investigation of methods for fabricating, characterizing, and transporting cryogenic inertial-confinement-fusion tartets. United States: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.2172/6326514.
Fanning, J.J., & Kim, K. Investigation of methods for fabricating, characterizing, and transporting cryogenic inertial-confinement-fusion tartets. United States. doi:10.2172/6326514.
Fanning, J.J., and Kim, K. Thu . "Investigation of methods for fabricating, characterizing, and transporting cryogenic inertial-confinement-fusion tartets". United States. doi:10.2172/6326514. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6326514.
@article{osti_6326514,
title = {Investigation of methods for fabricating, characterizing, and transporting cryogenic inertial-confinement-fusion tartets},
author = {Fanning, J.J. and Kim, K.},
abstractNote = {The objective of this work is to investigate methods for fabricating, characterizing and transporting cryogenic inertial confinement fusion targets on a continuous basis. A microprocessor-based data acquisition system has been built that converts a complete target image to digital data, which are then analyzed by automated software procedures. The low temperatures required to freeze the hydrogen isotopes contained in a target is provided by a cryogenic cold chamber capable of attaining 15 K. A new method for target manipulation and positioning is studied that employs molecular gas beams to levitate a target and an electrostatic quadrupole structure to provide for its lateral containment. Since the electrostatic target-positioning scheme requires that the targets be charged, preliminary investigation has been carried out for a target-charging mechanism based on ion-bombardment.},
doi = {10.2172/6326514},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
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