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Title: INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION AT THE LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
783226
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-01-3469
TRN: US0110531
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; LANL; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; ICF DEVICES

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E. LINDMAN. INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION AT THE LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
E. LINDMAN. INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION AT THE LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY. United States.
E. LINDMAN. Fri . "INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION AT THE LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/783226.
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year = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2001},
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  • Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) experiments require sophisticated diagnostics with temporal resolution measured in tens of picoseconds and spatial resolutions measured in microns. The Los Alamos ICF Program is currently supporting a number of diagnostics on the Nova and Triden laser facilities, and is developing new diagnostics for use on the Omega laser facility. New systems and technologies are being developed for use on the National Ignition Facility, which is expected to be operational early in the next decade.
  • The Los Alamos National Laboratory is contributing to the resolution of key issues in the US Inertial-Confinement-Fusion Program and plans to play a strong role in the experimental program at the National Ignition Facility when it is completed.
  • The Los Alamos Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program is focused on preparing for a National Ignition Facility. Target physics research is addressing specific issues identified for the Ignition Facility target, and materials experts are developing target fabrication techniques necessary for the advanced targets. We are also working with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the design of the National Ignition Facility target chamber. Los Alamos is also continuing to develop the KrF laser-fusion driver for ICF. We are modifying the Aurora laser to higher intensity and shorter pulses and are working with the Naval Research Laboratory on the development of themore » Nike KrF laser. 9 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs.« less
  • Capability to fill inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets with DT has recently been established at the Weapons Engineering Tritium Facility (WETF) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The target filling system provides DT-filled glass targets for the U.S. National ICF Program. Tritium storage, purification, mixing, analysis, and high pressure capabilities at WETF are used to provide DT at pressures up to 400 atm to a target filling cell that can operate at temperatures to 400{degree}C. Isotopically pure tritium is obtained from the Tritium Systems Test Assembly at LANL, and typically has purities of 99% tritium or better. At WETF, amore » palladium-silver diffuser is used for removal of decay {sup 3}He from tritium prior to mixing with deuterium. After preparation, DT mixtures are stored in a passivated volume to minimize impurity accumulation from stainless steel. Analysis of tritium and DT mixtures is performed with a quadrupole mass spectrometer/beta scintillation detector system that utilizes an analytical technique previously developed at LANL to provide hydrogen isotope, helium, and impurity analysis. Glass targets are filled in aluminum eggcrates. The target filling cell has been designed to contain two eggcrates while maintaining isothermal conditions across the eggcrates during diffusion filling of targets. Results from a cryogenic condensation technique performed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have confirmed the fill pressures. 3 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.« less