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Title: Inertial confinement fusion quarterly report, April--June 1994. Volume 4, Number 3

Abstract

This issue of the ICF Quarterly contains six articles covering a wide range of activities within the Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program. It concentrates on target design; theoretical spectral analysis of ICF capsule surfaces; laser fusion experimental methods; and an alternative ICF design, based on ultrafast, ultrapowerful lasers. A key issue for the success of the ICF process is the hydrodynamic stability of the imploding capsule. There are two primary sources of instability growth in the ICF process: (1) asymmetries in the x-ray flux that drive the compression lead to asymmetric in the imploding surface; (2) imperfections on the capsule surface can grow into large perturbations, degrading the capsule performance. In recent years, a great deal of effort, both experimentally and theoretically, has been spent to enhance the Program`s ability to measure, model, and minimize instability growth during an implosion. Four the articles in this issue discuss this subject.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. ed.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
71392
Report Number(s):
UCRL-LR-105821-94-3
ON: DE95011970; TRN: AHC29517%%144
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jun 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; PROGRESS REPORT; THERMONUCLEAR IGNITION; LASER TARGETS; INDIRECT DRIVE LASER IMPLOSION; NOVA FACILITY; THERMONUCLEAR FUELS; ICF DEVICES; RAYLEIGH-TAYLOR INSTABILITY; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; DIGITIZERS

Citation Formats

Shaw, M.J. Inertial confinement fusion quarterly report, April--June 1994. Volume 4, Number 3. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/71392.
Shaw, M.J. Inertial confinement fusion quarterly report, April--June 1994. Volume 4, Number 3. United States. doi:10.2172/71392.
Shaw, M.J. Wed . "Inertial confinement fusion quarterly report, April--June 1994. Volume 4, Number 3". United States. doi:10.2172/71392. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/71392.
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