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Title: Overview of U.S. heavy ion fusion progress and plans

Abstract

Significant experimental and theoretical progress has been made in the U.S. heavy ion fusion program on high-current sources, injectors, transport, final focusing, chambers and targets for high energy density physics (HEDP) and inertial fusion energy (IFE) driven by induction linac accelerators. One focus of present research is the beam physics associated with quadrupole focusing of intense, space-charge dominated heavy-ion beams, including gas and electron cloud effects at high currents, and the study of long-distance-propagation effects such as emittance growth due to field errors in scaled experiments. A second area of emphasis in present research is the introduction of background plasma to neutralize the space charge of intense heavy ion beams and assist in focusing the beams to a small spot size. In the near future, research will continue in the above areas, and a new area of emphasis will be to explore the physics of neutralized beam compression and focusing to high intensities required to heat targets to high energy density conditions as well as for inertial fusion energy.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Contract W-7405-ENG-48, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Contract DE-AC02-76CH03073
OSTI Identifier:
842675
Report Number(s):
LBNL-56185
R&D Project: Z41001; TRN: US0503628
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 15th International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion, Princeton, NJ, June 7-11, 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; CLOUDS; COMPRESSION; ELECTRONS; ENERGY DENSITY; FOCUSING; HEAVY IONS; INDUCTION; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; PHYSICS; QUADRUPOLES; SPACE CHARGE; TARGETS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; TRANSPORT

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Logan, G., Bieniosek`, F., Celata, C., Henestroza, E., Kwan, J, Lee, E.P., Leitner, M., Prost, L., Roy, P., Seidl, P.A., Eylon, S., Vay, J.-L., Waldron, W., Yu, S., Barnard, J., Callahan, D., Cohen, R., Friedman, A., Grote, D., Kireeff Covo, M., Meier, W.R., Molvik, A., Lund, S., Davidson, R., Efthimion, P., Gilson, E., Grisham, L., Kaganovich, I., Qin, H., Startsev, E., Rose, D., Welch, D., Olson, C., Kishek, R., O'Shea, P., and Haber, I. Overview of U.S. heavy ion fusion progress and plans. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Logan, G., Bieniosek`, F., Celata, C., Henestroza, E., Kwan, J, Lee, E.P., Leitner, M., Prost, L., Roy, P., Seidl, P.A., Eylon, S., Vay, J.-L., Waldron, W., Yu, S., Barnard, J., Callahan, D., Cohen, R., Friedman, A., Grote, D., Kireeff Covo, M., Meier, W.R., Molvik, A., Lund, S., Davidson, R., Efthimion, P., Gilson, E., Grisham, L., Kaganovich, I., Qin, H., Startsev, E., Rose, D., Welch, D., Olson, C., Kishek, R., O'Shea, P., & Haber, I. Overview of U.S. heavy ion fusion progress and plans. United States.
Logan, G., Bieniosek`, F., Celata, C., Henestroza, E., Kwan, J, Lee, E.P., Leitner, M., Prost, L., Roy, P., Seidl, P.A., Eylon, S., Vay, J.-L., Waldron, W., Yu, S., Barnard, J., Callahan, D., Cohen, R., Friedman, A., Grote, D., Kireeff Covo, M., Meier, W.R., Molvik, A., Lund, S., Davidson, R., Efthimion, P., Gilson, E., Grisham, L., Kaganovich, I., Qin, H., Startsev, E., Rose, D., Welch, D., Olson, C., Kishek, R., O'Shea, P., and Haber, I. Wed . "Overview of U.S. heavy ion fusion progress and plans". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/842675.
@article{osti_842675,
title = {Overview of U.S. heavy ion fusion progress and plans},
author = {Logan, G. and Bieniosek`, F. and Celata, C. and Henestroza, E. and Kwan, J and Lee, E.P. and Leitner, M. and Prost, L. and Roy, P. and Seidl, P.A. and Eylon, S. and Vay, J.-L. and Waldron, W. and Yu, S. and Barnard, J. and Callahan, D. and Cohen, R. and Friedman, A. and Grote, D. and Kireeff Covo, M. and Meier, W.R. and Molvik, A. and Lund, S. and Davidson, R. and Efthimion, P. and Gilson, E. and Grisham, L. and Kaganovich, I. and Qin, H. and Startsev, E. and Rose, D. and Welch, D. and Olson, C. and Kishek, R. and O'Shea, P. and Haber, I.},
abstractNote = {Significant experimental and theoretical progress has been made in the U.S. heavy ion fusion program on high-current sources, injectors, transport, final focusing, chambers and targets for high energy density physics (HEDP) and inertial fusion energy (IFE) driven by induction linac accelerators. One focus of present research is the beam physics associated with quadrupole focusing of intense, space-charge dominated heavy-ion beams, including gas and electron cloud effects at high currents, and the study of long-distance-propagation effects such as emittance growth due to field errors in scaled experiments. A second area of emphasis in present research is the introduction of background plasma to neutralize the space charge of intense heavy ion beams and assist in focusing the beams to a small spot size. In the near future, research will continue in the above areas, and a new area of emphasis will be to explore the physics of neutralized beam compression and focusing to high intensities required to heat targets to high energy density conditions as well as for inertial fusion energy.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2004},
month = {Wed Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2004}
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