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Title: Validation of DIrect-Drive Ignition Target Design on OMEGA

Abstract

Under the right conditions, the fusion energy released by imploding a spherical capsule filled with a relatively thin layer of DT ice is predicted to be greater than the energy of the laser pulses used to drive the implosion. The gain of the target implosion is defined to be unity when the energy released from the DT fusion is the same as the energy of the laser light on the target. High target gains are therefore required to produce net energy because of the relatively low energy efficiency of large laser systems. This article will detail the hydrodynamic scaling of the target and explain the criteria that will be used to establish ignition scaling.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
898577
Report Number(s):
DOE/SF/19460-722
1685; 2006-43; TRN: US0703511
DOE Contract Number:
FC52-92SF19460
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: American Nuclear Society Newsletter, Fusion Energy Division; Journal Issue: June
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; HYDRODYNAMICS; IGNITION; IMPLOSIONS; LASERS; NET ENERGY; TARGETS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; DIRECT DRIVE LASER IMPLOSION

Citation Formats

Sangster, T.C., and Soures, J.M. Validation of DIrect-Drive Ignition Target Design on OMEGA. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Sangster, T.C., & Soures, J.M. Validation of DIrect-Drive Ignition Target Design on OMEGA. United States.
Sangster, T.C., and Soures, J.M. Thu . "Validation of DIrect-Drive Ignition Target Design on OMEGA". United States. doi:.
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title = {Validation of DIrect-Drive Ignition Target Design on OMEGA},
author = {Sangster, T.C. and Soures, J.M.},
abstractNote = {Under the right conditions, the fusion energy released by imploding a spherical capsule filled with a relatively thin layer of DT ice is predicted to be greater than the energy of the laser pulses used to drive the implosion. The gain of the target implosion is defined to be unity when the energy released from the DT fusion is the same as the energy of the laser light on the target. High target gains are therefore required to produce net energy because of the relatively low energy efficiency of large laser systems. This article will detail the hydrodynamic scaling of the target and explain the criteria that will be used to establish ignition scaling.},
doi = {},
journal = {American Nuclear Society Newsletter, Fusion Energy Division},
number = June,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}